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On my return, I learned that Professor Agassiz had been at the Museum, but had gone, and would not return for several hours. My fellow-students were too busy to be disturbed by continued conversation. Slowly I drew

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On my return i learned that professor agassiz had been at the museum

On my return, I learned that Professor Agassiz had been at the Museum,

but had gone, and would not return for several hours. My fellow-students

were too busy to be disturbed by continued conversation. Slowly I drew

forth that hideous fish, and with a feeling of desperation again looked at it.

I might not use a magnifying-glass; instruments of all kinds were interdicted.

My two hands, my two eyes, and the fish: it seemed a most limited field. I

pushed my finger down its throat to feel how sharp the teeth were. I began to

count he scales in the different rows, until I was convinced that was nonsense.

At last a happy thought struck me—I would draw the fish; and now with

surprise I began to discover new features in the creature. Just then the

Professor returned.

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On my return i learned that professor agassiz had been at the museum

I was piqued; I was mortified. Still more of that wretched fish! But now

I set myself to my task with a will, and discovered one new thing after another,

until I saw how just the Professor’s criticism had been. The afternoon passed

quickly; and when, towards its close, the Professor inquired:

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On my return i learned that professor agassiz had been at the museum

This was disconcerting. Not only must I think of my fish all night,

studying, without the object before me, what this unknown but most

visible feature might be; but also, without reviewing my discoveries, I

must give an exact account of them the next day. I had a bad memory;

so I walked home by Charles River in a distracted state, with my two

perplexities.


On my return i learned that professor agassiz had been at the museum

The influence of Dr. Agassiz


On my return i learned that professor agassiz had been at the museum

This seemed to please him, and with an energetic “Very well!” he reached

from a shelf a huge jar of specimens in yellow alcohol.” (4)

…but the example of the Professor, who had unhesitatingly plunged to the

bottom of the jar to produce the fish, was infectious” (7)

With these encouraging words, he added, “What is it like?” (11)

When I finished, he waited as if expecting more, and then, with an air of

disappointment:” (1)

“…look again, look again!” and he left me to my mystery. (13)

…here was a man who seemed to be quite as anxious as I that I should see

for myself what he saw. (19)

After he had discoursed most happily and enthusiastically—as he always did (21)

“Look, look, look, was his repeated injunction.” (23)

…was as amused as any at our experiments. (25)

…the urgent exhortation not to be content with them. (29)


On my return i learned that professor agassiz had been at the museum

1. A single quotation

Scudder praises “Agassiz’s training in the method of observing facts and

their orderly arrangement […] ever accompanied by the urgent exhortation

not to be content with them” (Scudder 10).


On my return i learned that professor agassiz had been at the museum

2. A string of short quotations

Scudder reports that Professor’s Agassiz’s teaching was “encouraging” and

“infectious,” that he used “repeated [injunctions]” and “urgent [exhortations]”

with his students (Scudder 10).


On my return i learned that professor agassiz had been at the museum

3. A straight summary

Scudder relates how the professor repeatedly left him alone with the fish,

and he forbade him from using any scientific instruments that might have

helped him see the fish more clearly. Further, Scudder adds that every time

he thought he was finished looking at the fish, the professor told him to

continue observing. Scudder reports that although he was initially frustrated

by Agassiz’s behavior, he soon developed his own methods for successfully

seeing the fish (Scudder 8-9).


On my return i learned that professor agassiz had been at the museum

4. A summary with short quotations inserted

Scudder describes in detail the professor’s lessons about the process of

observing. Specifically, Agassiz prompted Scudder to analyze the fish not

just for hours but for days; he often responded to Scudder “as if expecting

more,” telling him to “look again, look again!”; and he taught Scudder that

although observable facts were important, the scientist should “not…be

content with them” (Scudder 8-10).


On my return i learned that professor agassiz had been at the museum

  • Rules for quoting:

    • Start with a lead-in phrase.

    • Quote very precisely and accurately.

    • End with a parenthetical citation.

    • Only quote “diamonds.”

  • Rules for summarizing:

    • Start with a lead-in phrase.

    • Borrow only two words in-a-row (no more!).

    • End with a parenthetical citation.

    • Do not contaminate the summary.


On my return i learned that professor agassiz had been at the museum

Three things motivate Scudder to become passionate about learning.

Main Idea: _______________________________________________________

Dr. Agassiz’s strategic teaching methods

Dr. Agassiz’s teaching methods

Dr. Agassiz’s personality

Dr. Agassiz’s teaching

Dr. Agassiz

For starters,

_________________________________motivates him to learn

EVIDENCE: (Scudder 8-10)

_________________________________ motivates him to learn

In addition,

EVIDENCE: (Scudder 9-10)

Last,

__________________________________ motivates him to learn

EVIDENCE: (Scudder 4)


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