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Essay 1 - Nick Hookham RhetComp 1 Hackbarth 1st sem 2007...

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Nick Hookham RhetComp 1 Hackbarth 1 st sem, 2007 Essay #1 Academic Literacy “You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.” George W. Bush. George W. Bush has had one of the best possible opportunities at achieving a quality education throughout his life and yet, as is seen in the quote above, he has yet to truly achieve academic literacy. Academic literacy is the ability to communicate through reading and writing within an academic setting, and is what most think of when they hear the word literacy. Like any type of literacy, academic literacy takes time and effort to attain. Also like other types of literacy, academic literacy is not a finite point, but rather a continuous attempt to gain ground on a fluid and adapting ideal. Academic literacy is gained in many different ways, through both conventional and more informal educations; however there must be a desire to learn in order to achieve academic literacy. The most common way to become academically literate is through formal
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