Identity Matters

Identity Matters

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Blends memoir and scholarship to provide a moving and sometimes unsettling look at how academic discourse affects the cultural values and identities that students bring into the writing classroom.This need to a€œmake a pointa€ recurs at three points in her narrative, and she returns to it in response to her instructora#39;s question of what the class members would change if they had the chance to revise the essay. Her teachera#39;s comments on her literacy autobiography also reflect this need; the comments focus solely on a lack of purpose. ... Bena#39;s autobiography presents perhaps the clearest example of how academic discourse seeks to change a studenta#39;s way of seeing the world.

Title:Identity Matters
Author: Donna LeCourt
Publisher:SUNY Press - 2012-02-01

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