25 February 2010

In 1713, Alexander Pope published the satirical "A Receit to Make an Epick Poem"

...in 2010, my fifth-grade daughter has been given the following recipe for responding to a Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) writing prompt:

Paragraph 1: TTQA -- "Turn the question around" (cue Vickie Sue Robinson, please!)

Paragraph 2: Include a quotation

Paragraph 3: Include a statistic

Paragraph 4: Include a sound

Paragraph 5: Restate the answer

Ah, the beauty of great writing!

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