Reading assessment: david bartholomae | English homework help


Instructions: Answer the following questions related to David Bartholomae’s “Inventing the University”; these questions are designed to get you thinking about understanding the text, and designed to get you thinking about the value of the text:

  1. How would you define “appropriate” or “appropriated by” in the context of Bartholomae’s writing?
  2. What does Bartholomae mean by a “specialized discourse”?
  3. What is the goal of a beginning student entering into a “specialized discourse”?
  4. How would you define “the role of privilege” in a “specialized discourse”?
  5. Why do you think reading this is important for you to understanding writing, and how might you use this essay in developing your Formal Essay?