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re: critiques

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Sears, Ellen (
Sat, 21 Sep 96 16:12:00 PDT

I didn't respond at first to this reqest because I didn't think that I had
any memories about critiques in high school or college. While they weren't
humiliating experiences - they didn't promote a lot of growth. Maybe that
could be because as a group we (students) didn't have many experiences in
that role. It should be something that is modeled for students at any
age level any subject. I know that with our states math and writing
portfolios, student conferencing is encouraged as part of the regular
classroom instruction. Some teachers call it 'three wishes and a plus' when
students critique/conference with each other.
The hardest part is to remember that for the most part suggestions offered
are based on opinion, not fact, and you can chose to use the suggestions or