Reflection Of The First Folio

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Many of William Shakespeare’s greatest works easily could have been lost forever in the beginning of the sixteenth century. It is only due to the First Folio, a collection of Shakespeare’s plays that has allowed for Shakespeare’s stories to live centuries after his death. Generations of people have been able to study his works and memorize his lines because of this one very important historical document. The First Folio easily could be argued the most influential book related to English literature. Gallaudet University has recently had this book on display to honor William Shakespeare’s works and life as one of the world’s greatest playwrights to ever live.
During the month of October Gallaudet University hosted an exhibit of William Shakespeare’s
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I noticed some docents were overly concerned about going too fast with all hearing guests, and would only sign half a concept or sentence before stopping, and waited for me to start interpreting. This is not an effective way to interpret as the interpretations quality decreases as the processing time shortens (Metzger, 2000, p. 10). Also, Cokely found that miscues came with a shorter processing time as well (Russell, 2005, p. 136). An interpreter should not start to interpret until a full concept has been produced from the speaker of the source language, however this often does not happen (Cokely, Gish, Giles, Colonomus, Humphries, etc.) Though this is not an encouraged practice in the field, simultaneous interpreting is often expected from most interpreters, even though consecutive interpretations has been found to be far more effective, with over 90% accuracy on average (Russell, 2005). Though I know this to be more effective, I did not communicate this well to my docent, and instead merely prompted them to continue signing with head nods or with gestures. Looking back I now see how it would have been better to debrief with the docent and explain why I used the strategy and how not doing so creates fragmented sentences and ideas, which is not the

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