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Hart-Why Jane Schaffer

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from an instructor at Hart Union High School District from an instructor at Hart Union High School District Why Jane Schaffer? Why Jane Schaffer? At the beginning of every semester I have a student ask if the class is required to use the Jane Schaffer writing method. My reply to the class is YES! However, the collective reaction is not as enthusiastic. All I hear in response are moans, groans, and complaints. I have found that the best way to end “Schaffer bashing” is to relate the following from day one: Jane Schaffer is an English teacher from San Diego. She started the writing program within her classroom after becoming frustrated with students who did not grasp the concept and form of the essay. Schaffer wanted a way to make the writing process EASIER for students, especially those who had never written a multi-paragraph essay. The program took off and she now travels around the United States to educate teachers on how to help students write in a logical and balanced way. At Hart we use Jane Schaffer for literary analysis essays . This means we are analyzing literary works and arguing a point within the essay. (Avoid using Jane Schaffer for autobiographical/narrative essays) What Jane Schaffer created: CD—Concrete detail (term for evidence or quotes) CM—Commentary (term for sentences that EXPLAIN the concrete detail) Ratio: 1CD:2CM Jane Schaffer wanted a way to help students create balance within their essays. The essay should not have too many quotes (CD) without enough explanation (CM). Likewise, it should not
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