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REFERENCES
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APPENDICES

Appendix A
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Letter to the Dean

January 16, 2006

ELNORA V. LORIEGA, Ph.D.


Dean, College of Education
This University

Madam:

Greetings!

We are presently conducting a study entitled “LITERARY


INTERPRETATION SKILLS OF BSED SOCIAL SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS
MAJORS OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AT WEST VISAYAS STATE
UNIVERSITY”, as a requirement of the course Education 106
(Research Practicum).

In this connection, we would like to ask request


permission to administer the questionnaires among Secondary
Social Science & Mathematics majors of our college.

Thank you very much.

Respectfully yours,

(SGD) JESSIE L. LABISTE, JR.


(SGD) IRENE T. TORRES

Noted:

(SGD) VICTORIA VILLA-ALBACETE


Research Adviser

Approved:

(SGD) ELNORA V.LORIEGA, Ph. D.


Dean, College Of Education
Appendix B
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Letter to the Respondents

January 16, 2006

Dear Respondent:

Greetings!

We are presently conducting a study entitled “LITERARY


INTERPRETATION SKILLS OF BSED SOCIAL SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS
MAJORS OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AT WEST VISAYAS STATE
UNIVERSITY”, as a requirement of the course Education 106
(Research Practicum).

In this connection, we would like to request you to be


one of our respondents in our study. We hope you can help
us by answering the instrument sincerely and truthfully.

Thank you very much.

Very truly yours,

(SGD) JESSIE L. LABISTE, JR.

(SGD) IRENE T. TORRES

Noted:

(SGD) VICTORIA VILLA-ALBACETE


Research Adviser

Appendix C
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The Instrument

“LITERARY INTERPRETATION SKILLS OF BSED SOCIAL SCIENCE AND


MATHEMATICS MAJORS OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AT
WEST VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY”

Part I Respondent Data Sheet


Directions: Please fill out the necessary information
needed.

Name: _____________________________________________________
Course/Year: ___________________ Major: ___________________

Part II Test on Literature


Directions: In each item below is a proverb, a quotation,
or a line/ lines a containing figure of speech or
symbolism. Encircle the letter that corresponds to the
letter of the best interpretation for it.

Example: “Life is like a wheel, you may be up today


and underneath tomorrow.”
a. Life is like a wheel; it keeps you going.
b. Life has its sorrows and happiness, just
like a wheel which goes up and down.
c. Life has unexpected twists and turns
which we must be prepared for.

1. “Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, as


the swift seasons roll.”
a. In life one has to work hard and enjoy the
fruits of his labors.
b. One should make the most out of life by
gaining prestige and wealth for life is too
short.
c. One must do acts of kindness and love while he
can for life is fleeting.
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2. “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, old Time is
still a flying, And this same flower that smiles
today, tomorrow will be dying.”
a. Enjoy life’s pleasures above everything else
or you will regret in the end.
b. Do everything as much as you can in making
yourself worthy and prepared in life for you
can never turn back time.
c. Life is full of surprises so you have to be
prepared all the time.

3. “When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, I


all alone beweep my outcast state.”
a. The persona pities himself for being poor and
friendless.
b. The persona feels sad over being alone.
c. The persona recalls his tragic experiences and
laments over them.

4. “Wondrously wrought and fair its wall of stone,


shattered by Fate the castle rent asunder, the work of
giants mouldereth away.”
a. Material things, no matter how greatly made,
deteriorate in time.
b. Magnificent castles are products of hundreds
of years of hard labor by big and strong men
of old.
c. Man may be small but great and gigantic are
his works.

5. “But thy eternal summer shall not fade, nor lose


possession of that fair thou owest.”
a. The persona is telling his beloved that summer
is lasting and that its beauty never fades.
b. The persona is telling his beloved that the
beauty she possesses will stay forever and
will not deteriorate
c. The persona is addressing summer and urging it
to stay forever for it is fair and beautiful.
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6. “And that one Talent which is death to hide, lodged
with me useless though my soul more bent to serve
therewith my Maker.”
a. The persona realizes that his end is near and
he would then see his God, the ultimate desire
of his soul, though he feels unworthy.
b. The persona feels that he would now be unable
to please his God because he is dying.
C. The persona laments because much as he wanted
to serve his God through his God-given gift,
he could not because he is prevented by his
disability.

7. “The paths of glory lead us but to the grave.”


a. Worldly joys lead one to his destruction.
b. All things, no matter how grand they are, have
their end in one’s death.
c. There is always time for everything.

8. “I arise from dreams of thee, and a spirit in my


feet hath led me…”
a. The persona is having a nightmare and starts
to sleepwalk.
b. The persona is so haunted by thoughts of his
ladylove that he decides to go and visit her.
c. The persona is having a beautiful dream about
his ladylove and he feels excited of his
sleep.

(The rest of the test items are in the keeping of Mrs.


Victoria Villa-Albacete. She is based at WVSU-Integrated
Laboratory School, La Paz, Iloilo City.)