Integrate Ideas with Those of Others

Integrate Ideas with Those of Others

This learning objective is used in writing as making a argument and then using other authors work to help you further expand ones argument. In our last essay/ project we took the approach of looking at the different aspect of peoples way that they interact with writing.  The past research project that we recently did was all about taking others ideas and integrating them with you own. This project was really focused on the aspect of looking at others work and being able to take it and show how it could be applied to an argument that you are making.  This was done by looking at all the rising cairn works as well at looking at the work of other published authors and use them to make an argument that helps one further understand some of the deeper meanings to the works that these literacy narratives on raising cairn were about. The following are examples of how I integrate my ideas with others:

  • This is the first example: One aspect of literacy narratives that I decide to do my research on with the help of those authors was how influential people effected student’s outlook on reading and writing also if its successful or not. Alexander writes, “They [students] expect teachers to guide them down the path where literacy leads to success and to not waste time doing so.”(P.624) What she means by this is that every student wants to succeed this means that when going into the classroom they want the best level of success possible. How I approached this quote was that I worked up to it and then introduced the quote, which I then followed it with an deeper explanation of how it pertained to the argument.
  • Next example is from the Newcomer discourse paper that we were asked to write: A walk-on is a kid who decides to play a college sport and has little to no contact with the coach before showing up at tryouts. These athletes are people who have the talent and heart to play the sport, but get a significantly less amount of recognition.  David Frank wrote an article on “The Unwritten Code of the College Walk-on” discussing what it’s like to be a walk-on.  One aspect of his article that really resonated with me was, “Most walk-ons will quit. This is just the unfortunate truth. Whether it is an inability to keep up the school work, tired of getting pounded at practice with no playing time or a desire to look for an opportunity to earn a scholarship; most walk-ons will not finish their four years of eligibility at the same school.” I’ve always been the person who never liked to quit anything and this has been true because you do get pounded at practice because you have to prove yourself as a player. This is a really good example of how I approach putting someone else work into my writing.  I take the time to build up to it introducing the quote. Then I say the quote and write a follow up explaining what really happens in the quote.