chapter notes 1 - be able to not only talk about the whole...

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RW Chapter Notes Coming to Terms In order to come to terms with a text, one must make sense of it in the best way we can using our own experiences and views. Must explain a text and explain your perspective that you explained the text from. Must restate the work of another author in your own terms and make note of the things that stand out in the text you are using, otherwise you are simply saying what you want to say without really using the text Coming to terms isn’t necessarily the first thing to do as a writer and you can’t always expect to come to terms with something just by reading a paragraph or two. Defining the project of a writer; instead of restating the main idea, state what the author is trying to do, or what the project is. Noting keywords and passages; In order to come to terms with a text you must
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Unformatted text preview: be able to not only talk about the whole text, but to notice points that can be interesting to you. • Quote from a text not from a neutral way but to show what it means from your own perspective. • Quote from a text to point out what’s interesting to you. • You want your readers to focus on your ideas, draw attention to how you’re using the quotes, not the quote themselves. • Assessing uses and limits; Academic writing focuses on possibilities, not taking sides. • Look for negatives in perspectives you like and look for positives in perspectives you don’t like. • Terms of art; block quotes, in-text quotes, scare quotes, epigraphs, and allusions • Coming to terms is re-presenting another’s work but translating it into your own language...
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