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My Graduation Speech


by Neilx Postman - 2008

Members of the faculty, parents, guests, and graduates have no fear. I am well aware that on a day of such high excitement, what you require, first and foremost, of any speaker is brevity. I shall not fail you in this respect. There are exactly eighty-five sentences in my speech, four of which you have just heard. It will take me about twelve minutes to speak all of them and I must tell you that such economy was not easy for me to arrange, because I have chosen as my topic the complex subject of your ancestors.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 161-164
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22868, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 12:48:48 PM

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