Category: Assignments

AARs posted for Assignments from KM and FYS

Inventing the University

In Response to “Inventing the University.” In my opinion, David Bartholomae’s argument that new students do not always possess the skills necessary to write correctly according to the standards of university academic writing and that placing more emphasis on the content is still valid. However, some things have changed in 30 years that may modify …

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The University Today

  In David Bartholomae’s 1986 article, “Inventing the University”, Bartholomae serves as an advocate for students, encouraging that value be placed on the exploration of their ideas through their writing, and suggesting that literary grace be offered to students as they come into their disciplines and learn how to effectively write in an academic setting. …

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Inventing the University

My first impression of “Inventing the University” by David Bartholomae was confusion. Admittedly, I had to reread the essay two to three times to grasp it’s meaning, which I believe to be: write with confidence. Obviously Bartholomae delves into detail about writing authoritatively and as if you are from a position of privilege, “position of …

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Rhetoric using Clickbait for Scholarly Visibility

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/08/24/review-article-using-clickbait-techniques-scholarly-titles This article touches on our last class discussion on rhetoric and how catchy scholarly article titles are much more likely to gain attention of larger audiences than blasé basic ones. These sometimes unthinkable titles use language to persuade audiences to click on a particular link to read more.  

AAR #1 & #2 – Inventing the University

In order for me to provide a clear introspection on how “I” am figuring out how to be a student, I need to take a hard look at “me.” I am a 38-year-old husband, father of two small boys, ultramarathon runner, and have a management position in an Information Technology Department for a local government. …

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Inventing the University

Beginnings are scary, and starting back to college (especially as an adult) is perhaps one of the most intimidating experiences I have faced to date. Getting back in to gear and knocking the dust off of our scholarly brains is a daunting task. I can recall the anxiety while writing my first Blackboard discussion posts and …

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Andre Cutrim AAR#1

Andre Cutrim What is a Scholar AAR 1 Blog Post David Bartholomae is an American Scholar in composition studies. He  is currently an english professor at the University of Pittsburg. Bartholomae received his PHD from Rutgers University. He is an award winning an author who has written various published books and essays. One of his …

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Inventing the University

“Five paragraph essays only!” My teachers had ingrained this into my mind since I was in the seventh grade. It was expected and anything else would be inadequate. This type of rigidness disallowed any type of creativity. You were to follow the rules and that was that. In “Inventing the University,” by David Bartholomae, he …

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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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