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The formula in a nutshell:

The advice for educators:

Be lenient and practical. Let the students think for themselves. Make a list of topics to give them options. Don’t use Emerson [C N Rao] and Bacon [Munshi Prem Chand] to elucidate. Give your own writing examples and let yourself be criticized. Understand their interest and let them write about it. If they happen to be Korean [a place too distant], let them write about Park Ji Sung [their native heros] and prepare to correct a two-page essay. Well, that’s better than correcting four paragraphs made up of five sentences each.

Thareja adds- Well!

“Communication is difficult. Structurally, it gets founded over words, organised around thoughts. Words are difficult to come through, successfully, amid the thought process.
see how the blogger comments over the poem, relating her(or him)self with the challenge of matching relative speeds?”

See how the poet Angela Manalang Gloria writes:

I never meant the words I said,
So trouble not your honest head
And never mean the words I write,
But come and kiss me now goodnight.

The words I said break with the thunder
Of billows surging into spray:
Unfathomed depths withhold the wonder
Of all the words I never say.

It was beautiful. What I admire most about AMG is the way she weaves reality and the female psyche into her verses. I felt so connected to the poem I can almost claim the voice, of course, if not for the poetess’ superior play of words and thought. But I read it again and realized that the first stanza wasn’t for me. Yes, it wasn’t for me. I mean what I say. The second, however, describes me. What I don’t say I mean more.

Sometimes it’s ironic that no matter how many words I utter, I still run out of ways to express myself. I speak, and somehow it gets forgotten. I write for the sake of memory and they get lost. I thought I knew words. Now I doubt if I ever knew them. No one needs to understand. I don’t understand it, either.

A Virtuous need for communication Indeed

- Posted on October 5th, 2014 in Teaching Page, Education | 790 Views |

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