Exercise 2.5

Exercise 2.5 - Writing the Essay: Science November 1, 2005...

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Writing the Essay: Science November 1, 2005 11:00-12:15 Exercise 2.5 “Hydrogen” by Primo Levi After reading “Hydrogen” by Primo Levi, I saw a different style of writing that I hadn’t seen in “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.” In “Hydrogen” and in “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat”, the authors were both exploring a new thing that they never encountered before: a laboratory and an illness, respectively. The way that Levi wrote about his expedition into a friend’s brother’s lab was not of curiosity and confusion, but more of an adventurous and somewhat elusive mood. I now see that the writing by Sacks had a questioning type mood to it when compared to “Hydrogen.” The prose that Sacks used helped him question about the patient and finally to find an answer at the end. He was exploring something a different way that Levi did. He questioned his way to the answer while Levi took a head on approach with his experiment and tested out different things to get to the answer. Sacks didn’t approach his patient head on to try to
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CONWEST 101 taught by Professor Arcilla during the Fall '08 term at NYU.

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Exercise 2.5 - Writing the Essay: Science November 1, 2005...

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