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OpenStudy (anonymous):

This is may be a very generic question but, please try to understand where I'm coming from. Why does today's educators try to analyze previous writings? For example when an author writes a book, they do it for enjoyment and for others to enjoy, not for other people to dissecting their work. I may sound pretty blunt but, please answer this question.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Because all English teachers are evil.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Not the answer i was looking for but, it will do for the time being.

OpenStudy (trancenova):

Well one reason may be, in terms of educators, that the more you understand how a piece of writing works the better you can have the same effect in your piece of writing. Maybe you wanted to learn how to write emotively, so you would read a bunch of emotive texts and find some methods as to how they do that and learn them.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

They're kind of like psychologists... trying to analyze your brain to see the way you think...

OpenStudy (anonymous):

thought hunters.. to me I would rather study the philosophers through out history.they have great writings.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

1) Learning a moral/ lesson behind a story 2) Promotes a reader to think for themselves and their opinions on certain topics such as dystopian novels like 1984, Fareheit 451 etc. 3) Teaches kids to have open minds and accept different viewpoints/ interpretations 4) If you were to compare novels written even just 50 years ago, the content is written in ways where concepts of different philosophies are intricately tied into the story. Even though they might not have been as entertaining, it shows a lot more importance 5) Some have historical events influencing the storyline. When the novels are written in a way where the author tries to show the readers that history should not repeat itself. It's okay to amke a mistake once in a while, but repeating the same one over and over again, would just make us seem ignorant. Some authors try to convey this message through their writings and urge us to steer in a different direction. I wrote a lot right before accidently pressing the refresh button... and since I was too lazy to redo it, I decided to just sum up everything in the simplest way possible xD

OpenStudy (preetha):

How does an educator know that you have learned to think critically? You have to demonstrate that in your analysis of someone else's writing.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Critical thinking and text analysis have nothing to do with each other !

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