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Fall 2019 – UNIV 111 - Unit I Essay The skills we’ve been discussing and practicing so far this semester include: 1. Analyzing texts, using deep reading and annotation, to mine them for meaning and a thorough understanding. 2. Finding the truth of a message by examining it in its original context (the culture, place, time and author from which it comes, and its intended audience), then measuring the difference between that and our present context (how different is our culture, place, time and audience) and whether or not that difference influences how we do/should/might interpret the message. 3. Differentiating between subjective and objective observations . 4. Identifying assumptions . 5. Recognizing false dualisms (inaccurate divisions of complex situations into us vs them, hero vs villain, right vs wrong scenarios, etc.), and… 6. Gaining insight through respectful exploration of alternative experiences/points of view 7. Exploring the ethics behind choices made by us and others.
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