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    There are two main types of sources used in scientific literature. These are primary and secondary sources. A primary source can be defined as original content. It is information that has been obtained via original research, experimentation, thoughts and observations. Usually a primary piece of literature is written in first person. In contrast, a secondary piece of literature is one that examines a primary source (1). A review article would be an example of a secondary piece of literature because it is not a compilation of original ideas, but rather a response/ analysis of a primary source. In contrast, a letter (communications) would be an example of a primary source because a letter can be classified as new raw data and original thought.…

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    Being a first-year college student, you are introduced to the idea of critical thinking early in order to gain intellectual knowledge for creating your own structure of writing. Not only is critical thinking an essential learning process, a student’s ability to understand a comparison of sources is especially imperative for a college education due to a variety of reasons. A rhetorical analysis not only explores the content of a given source, but it also refers to what the author is trying to…

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    movements in response to Romanticism. Realism, aimed to present works of literature by through the precise use of factual details of life, by representing “events and social conditions as they actually are, without idealization” (Scheidenhelm). While the latter movement illustrated its stories in terms of “scientific principles of objectivity and detachment to its study of human beings” which focused on the characters’ struggles in their environments, their passions, instincts, and motivation…

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    Reading might seem as if it’s a waste of time, but literature gets you to experience a variety of emotions and events that would probably take years or never to experience. Literature improves the understanding another person’s perspective, which is the best way to build empathy. It also helps expand the way a person sees the world and conception in vocabulary. The more a person reads, especially from different types of genres and authors, the more ways a person has of looking at the world…

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    When reading a scientific article, there are many things that one should understand. While scientific articles might not always be easy to comprehend, they provide data and evidence based on what the study set out to find. They use different tests and methods to prove whether their hypothesis is correct or not. They are written around a study and are formatted in APA format. Lay articles on the other hand are a brief summary of a study. It reports the findings but does not have any evidence into…

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    support his claim. Unlike previous theorists, de Man’s argument is more generally concerned with the reading of literary theory, rather than a theory that can be applied to a piece of literature. Despite his divergence from convention, de Man does build on previous ideas, like semiotics, phenomenology, and the univocal or equivocal reading. De Man’s discussion of the history of literary theory is integral to his argument and appears early in his article. He divides the history of literary…

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    People need to know many writing styles because they will be used at some point in time and it is important to be prepared for anything. I feel that my writing has improved after many years of different teachers requiring different writing styles in their class. My knowledge of writing and different writing styles has grown significantly throughout high school which is helpful for both in and outside the classroom. Learning how to write formal labs and interpretive papers on literature has…

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    Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man are two pieces of literature that at first glance appear to be dissimilar narratives; however, once one delves deeper within the pages of each text it is apparent both literary texts are very much alike. Invisible Man and Giovanni’s Room both possess protagonists that undergo very different journeys, but their adversity with identity (sexually and personally) is a theme that is fluid in each text illustrating the likeness of the…

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    Empathy In Literature

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    It has always been a difficult task to define what literature really is and what it is about. However, literature is a term used to define a written or spoken material. Literature can define anything from written work to scientific work but the word is most commonly used to define the works of an inventive imagination which include poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction. Attires we may be faced with questions when we read classical novels and pieces that seem really old. The most common…

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    Aha Personal Statement

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    at a suggestion from my English teacher Sean Pang, I joined Echoes—my high school’s literary arts magazine. Settling into the poetry section, I felt as if I had found my home. While working to weave poems into the creative matrix of the magazine, I was intrigued by the opportunity to explore the relationship between sounds, patterns and metaphors much like one using a more measurable, scientific way. These thoughts were the first kernel of my interests in exploring science and connecting the…

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