Sex, Lies, Conversation - 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Richard Krishnan...

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Richard Krishnan Engl1A, Sect 4 Due: November 1, 2007 “Sex, Lies, and Conversation” Summary and Response 1. What does Tannen gain by stating her thesis in paragraph 2 of the essay? Would there be any advantage in postponing the thesis statement until the end? Explain. a. She lets the reader know where she’s going. The thesis is restated at the end to help reinforce its importance. 2. Is this essay a subject-by-subject or a point-by-point comparison? What does Tannen gain by organizing her essay the way she does? a. Point-by-point: it is organized in a manner to show the differences directly. 3. Throughout her essay, Tannen cites scholarly studies and quotes statistics. How effectively does this information support her points? Could she have made a strong case without this material? Why, or why not? a. This is very supportive and makes her paper possible because it shows that it’s not just her thinking these things. 4. Would you say Tannen’s tone is hopeful, despairing, sarcastic, angry, or something else? Explain. a.
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ENGL 001A taught by Professor Scolley during the Fall '07 term at San Jose State University .

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