REX+Three - which includes changing the sentence structure...

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Basgier SP 08 W131 REX Three: Paraphrase x 3 WA Pages 116-117 Assignment: This REX asks you to practice opening up the possible meanings of a complicated passage from Foucault by practicing paraphrase x 3. Paraphrasing is an analytical strategy where you consider meaning on the level of both individual words and whole sentences/passages. Remember that the basic idea behind paraphrase is that you keep the passage you’re paraphrasing roughly the same length (it’s not like summary, where you take a long chunk and shrink it down). Follow these steps 1. Using the passage from Foucault quoted below, write up three paraphrases, numbering each. Though it’s fine to use a thesaurus to figure out words you don’t understand, you should not simply replace words with other words; instead, you should put the whole paraphrase in your own words
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Unformatted text preview: , which includes changing the sentence structure. 2. After completing the paraphrases, write a short (200-word) paragraph where you explain how your word choices helped reveal what you take to be Foucault’s meaning in this passage, as well as what this process taught you about Foucault’s larger point in writing “Panopticism.” 3. Don’t forget that paraphrases need citations, too! Use the following passage for the exercise: Foucault writes, “But the Panopticon must not be understood as a dream building: it is the diagram of a mechanism of power reduced to its ideal form; its functioning, abstracted from any obstacle, resistance, or friction, must be represented as a pure architectural and optical system: it is in fact a figure of political technology that may and must be detached from any specific use” (206)....
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