18.701 exam question

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 07:45:59 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 701.
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   [1] From: lachance_at_origin.chass.utoronto.ca (Francois (10)
         Subject: Re: 18.699 an exam question: counter-question

   [2] From: Stewart Arneil <sarneil_at_uvic.ca> (11)
         Subject: Re: 18.699 an exam question

   [3] From: Martin Holmes <mholmes_at_uvic.ca> (23)
         Subject: Re: 18.699 an exam question

         Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 07:34:00 +0100
         From: lachance_at_origin.chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
         Subject: Re: 18.699 an exam question: counter-question

Dear Examiner Willard,

If tagging is a subspecies, what is a species of critical reading?

> "Tagging is a subspecies of critical reading". Discuss.

Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large
Skill may be the capacity to manipulate perceptions of knowledge.
Magic is.
         Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 07:34:49 +0100
         From: Stewart Arneil <sarneil_at_uvic.ca>
         Subject: Re: 18.699 an exam question
Hi Willard
 >"Tagging is a subspecies of critical reading". Discuss.
My first reaction was
"With my understandings of the terms, I'd say critical reading is a
subspecies of tagging"
but that might not be a very strategic response in the context of an exam
Stewart Arneil
Head of Research and Development, Humanities Computing and Media Centre,
University of Victoria, Canada
         Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 07:34:27 +0100
         From: Martin Holmes <mholmes_at_uvic.ca>
         Subject: Re: 18.699 an exam question
I'm just tagging up the abstracts for the ACH/ALLC conference in June. I've
got through about 100 documents so far, and it's quite remarkable how
little I end up knowing about the content of the document after marking it
up. I'm very aware of its structure and hierarchy, consistency in style,
punctuation, and so on, and I'm especially aware of the size of the
bibliography (which is complicated and tedious to tag, so every item
registers as a small pain). But as far as reading critically goes,
absolutely not.
We are working extremely quickly under a looming deadline, so that has a
lot to do with it. And after tagging, the documents are proofed again by
both the authors and the academic editors, so it's not as if the results
aren't getting a critical reading.
Martin Holmes
University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre
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