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Month: October 2016

Gee vs. Cuddy

Gee vs. Cuddy

collreadwrit1 Troy Gondola Professor Cripps English 122 D 28 October 2016 Gee vs. Cuddy Fake it till you make it Fake it till you become it Primary Discourse Secondary Discourse Power Pose Both Gee and Cuddy argue about our lives and the ways that we live them every day. Gee talks about Primary Discourses. Primary Discourses are the ones that you are born with. :Primary Discourses, no matter whose they are, can never really be liberating literacies,” (Gee 10). For…

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Connecting Gee and Cuddy

Connecting Gee and Cuddy

The first theorem that is brought up by Gee is talks about how Discourses with a capital “D” are not like languages. Gee says that you can speak English but not fluently. Language and communication is a skill that can be learned but not born with. As humans we need social interactions to experience events in our life. we need to master these things even though we are incapable of it. The second theorem is all about primary discourses. These…

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Reflections on a Writer at Work

Reflections on a Writer at Work

Troy Gondola Cripps English 122 D 25 October 2016 Creative Spaces After a week’s worth of school, I have homework piled on top of me and I need to find a place to do all this work. At home I would I sit comfortably on my couch while I catch up on all my favorite TV shows. I would have dinner and take break and eventually finish the homework the following morning in my study before my classes. Now that…

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Gee Vs. Cuddy Comparison

Gee Vs. Cuddy Comparison

After reading both Gee and Cuddy, there are so many similarities between the two and also man differences. Gee talks about “Discourses” with a capital “D”. Discourses are “instructions” to help ourselves talk, write, and behave. A Discourse for teacher is different from being a cashier at a fast food restaurant. We learn what to do when we are put in these different type of situations. Gee says we can not learn Discourses. We need to be put in social settings of these backgrounds to experience…

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Gee Literacy Discourse

Gee Literacy Discourse

Gee talks about “Discourse” with a capital D. These combinations to Gee himself are connected stretches of languages that have some clarification to them.  He describes these Discourse as  an “identity kit”. These “identity kits” come with instructions or as Gee puts it a costume with a manual on how to eat, talk, and act. Some examples of Discourses are occupations, ethnicities, and even you socioeconomic class.   “Discourses are not body of knowledge, you cant teach them to be a linguists”…

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They Say I Say

They Say I Say

They Say I Say is a collection of notes bridging the gap between readers and writers. In chapter fourteen we talk about what is motivating the writer, what is he or she trying to portray to the reader and for many years we have tried to understand these two lessons through the discussion of assigned reading. Studies show that these assigned readings paired along with a class discussion always results in a struggle for the students and the teachers. The students…

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My space

My space

My quiet space where I can reliably work  all the time is my bed in my dorm. It is the only place where I feel comfortable, relaxed, and motivated to do work. have my mattress pad, warm comforter, and all my pillows for comfort. I also have my bed looking right out onto the Saco River and I have all my pictures of my friends and family looking over me. And instead of working in that bright fluorescent white light that…

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upside down drawing

upside down drawing

Experience of Drawing Coming into this assignment I was dreading it because I hate drawing of any sort even if it’s for fun because growing up and still today I am not an artistic person at all. Going back to the book I am much more left sided than the right. The most difficult part to draw out of this whole sketch was drawing the hands. In the reading it said we have a difficult time drawing because we label…

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Revision Plan

Revision Plan

After reviewing my paper with Jack Moore he pointed out several areas where I can improve my narrative. Some of those areas include restructuring my paragraphs in chronological order to make the writing flow and sound better to the reader. Another area that I can improve in is my tenses when writing. Jack pointed out that I need to write this entire narrative in past tense instead of going back