ENG 101 - ENG 101 sec 031 Jason Krontz 1-14-08 In David...

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ENG 101 sec 031 Jason Krontz 1-14-08 In David Bartholomae’s essay, “Inventing the University” he brings up several points about “basic writers” and their abilities to write based upon their audience, mainly towards professors and writing in the “academic discourse”. He points out that a writers success in writing is based upon his or her ability to write in a language that is universal to the audience and focuses not on personal experience and the “I” pronoun but instead takes that personal experience and allows it to serve as a metaphor for a larger group of people. “They offer advice or homilies rather then “academic” conclusions” (Bartholomae 591). Here Bartholomae is pointing out the fact that basic writers tend to write in the voice of an authoritative position offering advice to a younger audience, such as that of a parent offering advice to a younger child, when the more effective means of discourse would be to instead write to an audience of an equal intellectual level. Bartholomae also brings into focus the more commonplace view of writing, “This,
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2009 for the course CSC 226 taught by Professor Watkins during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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ENG 101 - ENG 101 sec 031 Jason Krontz 1-14-08 In David...

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