Unit One - What they say

Unit One - What they say - Engl 102 Reba Bailey UNIT ONE...

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Engl 102 Reba Bailey UNIT ONE What They Say You come late. When you arrive, others have long preceded you, and they are engaged in a heated discussion, a discussion too heated for them to pause and tell you exactly what it is about… You listen for a while, until you decide that you have caught the tenor of the argument; then you put in your oar. Someone answers; you answer him; another comes to your defense; another aligns himself against you. … The hour grows late, you must depart. And you do depart, with the discussion still vigorously in progress. -Kenneth Burke, The Philosophy of Literary Form Overview: The Burke quote above serves as an analogy for writing, and is especially apt in terms of research writing. In this Unit, you will decide on a line of inquiry and act out the first part of Burke’s dinner party: the part where you sit in and catch up on the conversation – otherwise known as research. In the next unit you will be incorporating your own thoughts, determining what you say , but for this unit you will be synthesizing and analyzing the current discourse on your topic. This is the part where you walk into
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Unit One - What they say - Engl 102 Reba Bailey UNIT ONE...

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