Notebook, 1993-



Think about carefully . . . . With regard . . . . To take into account or regard or act in an attentive or kindly way . . . . Reflectively . . . . Suppose, Reflect, Deliberate . . . . Pause . . . . To Weigh . . . . Thoughtful, sympathetic regard . . . . An opinion obtained by reflection . . . . Esteem . . . . To determine, ascertain, or set the value of . . . . .

In Acknowledgment . . . . Recognition, Reference . . . . Perception, Opinion, Thought, Speculation . . . . Judgment, Synthesis, Consolidation, Formulation, Conclusion, Criticism . . . . Imagination, Speculation, Objective, Re-motivation . . . . Responsiveness . . . . Regard . . . . Association, Attribution, Value, Standard, Measurement, Refinement, etc.

In regard to tone, measure, emphasis, comprehension, breadth, space, precision, color, range, focus, clarity, depth, flexibility, conviction, strength-- etc.

Related to Qualities, shapes, forms, units--contours, structures--hue, brightness ratio--line, contrast, tone, density, etc.

May require a Personal or Cultural or Historic orientation . . . . May be focused upon topical, thematic, philosophic, functional, disciplinary, stylistic issues . . . .

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One may get started from any perspective and find Developments will proceed through selected courses of interest. For personal appreciation --or through concentration of interest in one or two courses through which to demonstrate expertise --all forms of development require the investment of time and interest.

The focus here is on 'Consideration.'

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Developments may in this way proceed through an appreciation of the arts and art works on a very general level . . . . or . . . . through engagement in materials, processes and methods . . . . through work with visual relationships . . . . . through consideration of aesthetic theory and practice . . . . through an interpretation of a specific discipline . . . . through reference to tradition . . . . . through a review of history or attention to cultural norms or through the development of specific topics, events, or issues . . . .

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Consider vb [ME, fr. MF considerer, fr. L considerare to observe, think about, fr. com- + sider-, sidus star] vt [14c] 1: to think about carefully as a: to think of esp. with regard to taking some action [is __ing you for the job] [__ed moving to the city] b: to take into account [defendant's age must be __ed] 2: to regard or treat in an attentive or kindly way [he __ed her every wish] 3: to gaze on steadily or reflectively 4: to come to judge or classify [__ thrift essential] 5: Regard [his works are well __ed abroad] 6: Suppose -vi: Reflect, Deliberate [paused a moment to __] -syn. Consider, Study, Contemplate, Weigh mean to think about in order to arrive at a judgment or decision. Consider may suggest giving thought to in order to reach a suitable conclusion, opinion, or decision [refused even to consider my proposal]. Study implies sustained purposeful concentration and attention to details and minutiae [study the plan closely]. Contemplate stresses focusing one's thoughts on something but does not imply coming to a conclusion or decision [contemplate the consequences of refusing]. Weigh implies attempting to reach the truth or arrive at a decision by balancing conflicting claims or evidence [weigh the pros and cons of the case].

Consideration n [14thc.] 1: continuous and careful thought [after long __ he agreed to their requests] 1 a: a matter weighed or taken into account when formulating an opiinion or plan [economic __s forced her to leave college] b: a taking into account 3: thoughtful and sympathetic regard 4: an opinion obtained by reflection 5: Esteem, Regard [the family built themselves a large, ugly villa . . . and became people of __ -V.S. Pritchet] 6 a: Recompense, Payment b: the inducement to a contract or other legal transaction specif: an act or forbearance or the promise thereof done or given by one party in return for the act or promise of another - in consideration of; as payment or recompense for [a small fee in consideration of many kind services]

Considered adj. [ca. 1677] 1: matured by extended deliberative thought [a __ opinion] 2: viewed with respect or esteem [he did well -- his limitations]

Considerate adj [1572] 1: marked by or given to careful consideration: Circumspect 2: thoughtful of the rights and feelings of others -considerately adv. - considerateness n

1 Considerable adj [ca. 1619] 1: with consideration: Significant 2: large in extent or degree [a __ number]

2 Considerable n [1685]: a considerable amount, degree, or extent

Considering conj [15c]: inasmuch as [__ he was new at the job, he did quite well]

Evaluation 1. to determine or set the value or amount of; appraise: to evaluate property; to evaluate an argument. 2. Math. to ascertain the numerical value of [a function, relation, etc.). [back formation from EVALUATION < F]

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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