[Milton-L] Memorization

gilliaca at jmu.edu gilliaca at jmu.edu
Mon Feb 23 19:44:27 EST 2004

.  One never knows at the time when
>something committed to memory will be used later down the 

I once read a murder mystery, long ago, in which a kidnap 
victim, thrown into the trunk of a car, recites "The Raven" 
over and over, keeping track of how many times, and at what 
points the car seems to turn. Teh victim later escapes, and 
this allows the detective to figure out where the victim was 

  At times, they seem
>almost proud of having forgotten everything learned in high 

If your students come from public schools that do high stakes 
testing, like Virginia's SOLs, there's a reason for that.
Cynthia A. Gilliatt
English Department, JMU
JMU Safe Zones participant
"You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you hate." Fr. John Weston

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