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Carly ReillyWriting 2010-016Post 2Summary, Paraphrase, and QuotationIn “Inventing the University” by Bartholomae, his main focus is on the subject of writing and how there are different discourses and language one must use to be understood in a certain community. This topic is addressed in the introduction paragraph where Bartholomae explains what inventing the university means and how it relates to students. The thesis is stated as the second paragraph and reiterated many times throughout the article almost in every paragraph, for example, “Our students, I've said, haveto appropriate (or be appropriated by) a specialized discourse, and they have to do this as though they were easily or comfortably one with their audience.” (Bartholomae 9) The entire second paragraph explains the thesis but the thesis itself is, “They must learn to speak our language. Or they must dare to speak it, or to carry off the bluff, since speaking and writing will most certainly be required long before the skill is "learned."” (Bartholomae 5) In other words, students must challenge themselves to write and communicate in new ways in order to learn what is being taught to them, even if they have to fake it to get the point across. Bartholomae’s thesis is explaining that students will be challenged by new