I love the operational suggestions for implementing the "teach the controversy" pedagogy.
Arguespeak consists of looking at particular aspects of a subject matter critically, in light of what one knows about the whole field.
Gerald Graff says the great crime of modern academe is not that we deal with tough subjects in dense prose.
This book is really good at explaining the function of academics in relation to the functionality of the student's mind.Published 11 months ago by M. McKaba
I first encountered Graff's work in a textbook for a class, sandwiched between two required essays. Since I was there anyway, I started reading. Read morePublished 17 months ago by CelticGoddess 1326
I love the operational suggestions for implementing
the "teach the controversy" pedagogy. Graff's essays
are a pure pleasure to read too...beautifully written!!
Thank you for the timely sending of the product. I am satisfied with the description of what I received. I believe they matched up with one another. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by ec
My child had this assigned for summer reading, and I can only say I'm glad I don't have to get through it. As a former college English prof. Read morePublished on August 18, 2010 by Killersax
In his early books, Literature Against Itself: Literary Ideas in Modern Society (1979) and Professing Literature: An Institutional History, Twentieth Anniversary Edition (1987),... Read morePublished on March 21, 2009 by Amazon Customer
This book offers a critique of academic culture--in particular, a critique of the role of argumentation within academic culture. Read more