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Chapter 1-20

ENG-W 131 Chapter 1-20: Writing Analytically NotesPremium

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ENG-W 131
Jillian Gilmer

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English Writing Analytically Notes
Module 1
P 10-16 and 39-41
Counterproductive habits of mind
Judgement reflex, naturalizing our assumptions (over personalizing), Generalizing, Slot filler
Ideas restrict your mind from getting other ideas
Sharing your criteria for judgement is ke to uderstadig soeoe’s tastes
Neither agree or disagree ith aother perso’s positio util ou a repeat it to soeoe as
Writers ho aturalize their opiios ake it lear of hat the thik ought to e
Generalizing occurs when you find a main idea of piece of writing and generalize it into one idea
Everybody generalizes and naturalizes but we need to work on stopping that
Because we were taught to pretend to understand something as children to not look foolish, as
adults, we often convince ourselves that we fully understand something by naturalization.
No more 5 paragraph essays in college
When we get older we become more foolish of the world and get duller as we get older
We tune out things that are not relevant to us
Being more conversant means you can talk without struggling and reading for more than just
the gist of the work
Sometimes the meaning of a word is separated from language
P 17-21
Suspend judgement we all have different levels of judgement, what seems good to me might
not seem good to someone else
Define significant parts and how they are related
o Notice and Focus first slo do ad ask ourself hat do ou otie
o Become attuned to words and details rather than general impressions
o Rhetorical analysis reveals how voices in the world are shaping out behavior
o Freewriting gives writers worry free work without thinking about people thinking they
are right or wrong
o Freewriting removes the two essentially opposed activities drafting and editing,
inventing and arranging
P 46 and 47
Paraphrasing seeks to locate you in the local, the particular and the concrete
Paraphrase to put one phrase next to another phrase
Paraphrasing brings out implications
Tone may be understood as the implicit point of view
P 1-6
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