Malik Bell

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Essay 1

Matthew Desmond’s Evicted illuminates the issue of low income housing and poverty that is prevalent across the United States. Desmond depicts what life entails in these communities in a direct approach using stories from actual people. The details of crime, the patterns of eviction, disparities in housing based on racial and social factors, and drug …

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Rhetorical Analysis of Communities of Practice

The arguments presented in Handley’s articles discuss the the intricate sometimes ambiguous components of situated learning. Handley explains optimization of learning is centered around the relationship of identity, practice, and participation and expatiates on how each relates to the process. Investigating how these factors take form in specific discourse communities can provide a broad understanding …

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Evicted Review

Matthew Desmond’s Evicted illuminates the issue of low income housing and poverty that is prevalent across the United States. Desmond depicts what life entails in these communities in a direct approach using stories from actual people. The details of crime, the patterns of eviction, disparities in housing based on racial and social factors, and drug …

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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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