September 2, 2016 archive

Inventing the University Response

David Bartholomae is an American scholar of composition studies. He focuses on literacy, scholarship in rhetoric, and culture. In his famed essay “Inventing the University”, Bartholomae states that new college students are not fully exposed to academic discourse, nor are they aware of the specific demands that institutions will require. Students are not familiar with …

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AAR #1-2

It is a psychological theory that people look at things differently due to different factors like culture and context. For example, an image of a woman with a structure of a rectangular shape, with depth, above her head was shown to different groups of people in a study, and most of the East Africans responded …

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Kaitlin Stewart Blog Post

David Bartholomae’s article, “Inventing the University” discusses how college students strive to connect to the academic community by imitating the scholarly language to which they have been exposed. The article is meant to address teachers/professors who are hindering students by not fully exposing them to different types of language that would allow them to improve …

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Inventing the University

David Bartholome, Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, wrote an essay that addresses the difficult task that is prevalent amongst many first year students: writing or more specifically “inventing the university.” The common obstacle many students face is conveying their ideas in language of the subject that demonstrates ability in scholarly writing. …

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Bartholomae “Inventing the University”

David Bartholomae, a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, wrote an essay called “Inventing the University” in 1985. In this essay, he talks about what it takes to essentially create your own “university”. Bartholomae describes it as “Every time a student sits down to write…he has to invent the university for the occasion… …

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Bartholomae “Inventing the University” Blog Post

Writing is difficult for me   For much of my academic lifetime, I viewed it as a reflection of who I am and how my thoughts work. I wanted to put myself in the best light possible while staying indicative of my true self. Not only is it a struggle stay true to oneself while …

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Categorizing & Tagging Posts

As the blog starts to expand with posts from Assignments and News Items, please remember to add a TAG to highlight the content (AAR #1 and AAR #2 for this week’s assignments) AND add a CATEGORY — is it an Assignment (AAR #1 and AAR #2), a NEWS update, or an ANNOUNCEMENT (these will mostly …

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Bartholomae “Inventing the University” Response

Natalie DiPasquale “Inventing the University” Essay In David Bartholomae’s article “Inventing the University”, he outlines the difficulties incoming college students face when transitioning from high school writing into undergraduate level material. What is interesting is that, although his points are still relevant and very applicable today, a lot about what is expected and what students …

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