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Ignatius Critical Editions Study Guides are constructed to aid the reader of ICE classics achieve a level of critical and literary appreciation befitting the works themselves. They cover the gamut of classroom needs, from summaries to essay questions. Ideally suited for students themselves and as a guide for teachers, the ICE Study Guides serve as a complement to the treasures of critical appreciation already included in ICE titles.
Introductions situate the reader in the work, historically and otherwise.
Summaries give a helpful overview of chapters and sections without attempting to replace reading the text.
Key Moments and Themes and Points to Ponder are addressed to train the students' careful attention to important parts and ideas in the text.
Text-level Questions test the students' knowledge of the narrative.
Higher-level Questions test the students' ability to discern themes and correlations in the work itself, and their ability to critically evaluate these in terms of literary merit and wider significance.$7.90