Monday, April 12, 2010
Reading as a class and reading indvidually
Throughout the semester, and particularly during our discussion on Postcards I have contemplated how different the experience and our understanding of a piece of literature is when we read, discuss, and analyze it as a class as opposed to reading it on our own. More specifically, there are often many elements, themes, concepts, etc. that are raised in class that I simply did not think of while doing the reading on my own. I admittedly skipped over many of the "postcards" at the head of each chapter. Yet our discussion on Thursday totally altered my perception of them and their significance. What do you all think? Is the experience of reading a book really all that different when we read it as a class and thoroughly dissect it and attempt to understand it? Do you prefer reading and figuring out the work on your own or having the variety of minds and thoughts from classmates contribute to your understanding of it?
Posted by Phil at 7:52 PM