A guide to close reading – Marika Rose at An und für sich

A guide to close reading – Marika Rose at An und für sich

I’m planning to give my first year undergraduates a worksheet designed to help them engage with the theological and philosophical texts we study during our course. I’ve noticed that a lot of my students struggle to find critical ways into the texts, and I’m hoping that giving them some fairly generic questions to work through will help them find ways in. I’m planning to talk through the list of questions when I hand them out then use them as a basis for some of our seminar discussions over the rest of the semester so that the students can get a handle on how to use them.

Here’s the list of questions I’ve drafted so far; I’d really appreciate any comments/suggestions/wisdom gleaned from other people’s teaching experience, and of course you’re welcome to appropriate these for yourself if they look like they’d help you in your own teaching: [continues here]

 

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2 Responses to A guide to close reading – Marika Rose at An und für sich

  1. socraticellipsis says:

    Hi Stuart,

    Nice list. I particularly like the ‘metaphysics of presence’ question.

    A couple of suggestions:

    ‘When was the text written and what might the date suggest about influences on the text at the time of its production (by the author) and consumption (by readers)’?

    ‘In what ways might the text be understood differently (or the same) now compared to when it was first published?”

    Cheers, Rampaul

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