Category: Assignments

AARs posted for Assignments from KM and FYS

Evicted by Matthew Desmond – The Guardian Book Review

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/07/evicted-poverty-and-profit-in-the-american-city-matthew-desmond-review The Guardian, a UK publishing, reviewed Evicted by Matthew Desmond in April 2016. The review mentioned their take on what the 3 main points of the book would be: Rent is the #1 thing holding the poverty stricken in the book back from regaining some sort of foothold in society Why are the majority …

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Kicked Out in America!-Jason DeParle ( A response to Evicted)

I found this article to be both well written and researched. DeParle does a wonderful job highlighting the books main focus: that evictions are almost always a result of an imbalanced debt to income ratio and that simply being poor isn’t always the root cause for eviction, in most cases, eviction often precipitates poverty. He …

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Inventing the University

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Review of Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Below is a link to the review I chose on Evicted. I thought the article brought out some interesting questions about the poverty cycle. The review also brings up an interesting point regarding females vs. males.   https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/07/evicted-poverty-and-profit-in-the-american-city-matthew-desmond-review

INVENTING THE UNIVERSITY

I completely accede with Bartholomae`s argument that “Education may be well be, as of right, the instrument whereby every individual, in a society like our own, can gain access to any kind of discourse.”(1) As Bartholomae’s argues when a student’s join college they have to appropriate a specialized discourse at a scholastic level by inventing …

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Inventing the University

When it comes to inventing the university from 30 years ago in Bartholomae’s 1986 article “Inventing the University” we all should expect universities to make some changes in ways how professors structured and taught their classes, how students would change the way they learn by receiving and using different reading and writing materials in different …

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Mary Beard and Her ‘Battle Cry’ Against Internet Trolling

Good evening everyone. The previous week I was trying to figure out what I could find that related scholarship and technology. Then I came across this article that I found incredibly fascinating especially relating to the confidence and authoritativeness Bartholomae’s “Inventing the University” emphasizes.The article is about a scholar and writer Mary Bear who has …

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AAR #1|#2 “Inventing the University” Blog|Podcast

Blog Post: “Inventing the University” My first initial reaction of “Inventing the University” by David Bartholomae just by reading the title prior to our first assignment, was a thought of “here we go”. What I mean by that, is how someone could possibly title their work with such a pronounced and direct statement. The title …

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The Chronicle – Wired Campus Blog

OK… so, I am sticking with my education/tech theme… http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/ It is a subsection of the Chronicle blog to which Prof Wittig had already linked us. However, this section is all about the tech side of higher education. Take care, TS

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