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Month: November 2016

Researching, relfecting and sketching

Researching, relfecting and sketching

After doing my extensive and thorough search on myself on the internet I have found only two things about me that are uncurated. The first thing that I found was a presentation that I did in the seventh grade with a classmate named Courtney. It was a Prezi about endangered species that involves Koala bears. After seeing the Prezi it brought me back to my days in middle school which made me compare them to college now and you think about…

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Inserting Qoutes into our Papers

Inserting Qoutes into our Papers

  Original Signal Phrasing without Author in Signal-  Cuddy is much more flexible when it comes to entering a Discourse. Embedded Quotation- “‘Language ‘ is a misleading term; it too often suggests ‘grammar’. It is a truism that a person can know perfectly the grammar of a language and not know how to use that language. It is not just what we say, but how we say it.” ( Gee 5). Block Quotation-N/A Paraphrase-  Cuddy an American psychologist, author, and…

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Reading as a Writer

Reading as a Writer

Revisit your claims/ideas from your draft AND your unthinkable thought response. As you re-read the section of Gee, what aspects of his text reinforce some of those ideas? What aspects pose a challenge to or invite you to complicate some of those initial ideas? Filtering, for Gee, is “a key device in the creation of a group of elites who appear to demonstrate quick and effortless mastery of dominant secondary Discourses” (15). Does this help you consider the problems associated with getting…

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And Yet Blog Post

And Yet Blog Post

Gee, an author and linguist talks about multiple things in his research. These topics include Primary, Secondary Discourse, and Theorems. These Primary Discourses  are the ones that you had at birth and the Secondary Discourses include everything else. These include the things that bring you wealth and happiness. 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….

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Gee Peer Review

Gee Peer Review

Annotations- My first annotation involves Gee talking about home experiences. as an education major, no matter what kind of student you are, your at home experience plays  role in your education and how it effects you as  a student and as an individual. As students we need a supportive home life to succeed in the world. And there are exceptions to the rule because some of us have home life’s you will only see on TV or the movies where…

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Affirmative Action Discourses

Affirmative Action Discourses

Gee explains that one must be fully literate (fluent) to be in a Discourse and that one cannot get into a Discourse unless one has already been let in. As he puts it, “There is, thus, no workable ‘affirmative action’ for Discourses” (10). If this is true, how can one acquire a new Discourse? The definition of affirmative action is, “an action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in relation to employment or education; positive discrimination.” In my own…

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I can plan

I can plan

My I cant situation that I am trying to turn into a I can solution is eating and having a healthier lifestyle. I am not trying to lose any weight or such, I just want to start consuming better options for me such as fruits and vegetables instead of going right to the French fries and burgers. Feeling better, about myself and having more energy compared to feeling sluggish and tired always. This plan only works if I stick with…

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