Counsellors and connoisseurs

IB English A: Language & Literature: Counsellors and connoisseurs

Try this exercise as a way to build students’ confidence in their ability to understand and analyze a writer’s style, and as a means of developing student skills of oral expression. The study of texts is a process through which one becomes a connoisseur of language. The main skill of critics – the connoisseurs of language – is close reading: "A thoughtful, disciplined reading of a text or other object.” (Nordquist,...

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