Instructor's Name

Dr. PJ Carlisle



Writing Process

This assignment was to create an informational synthesis essay that compared two different sources that were discussed in class, and give an example on how the topic has affected my own life. I read Walker Percy's text, "The Loss of the Creature," and carefully analyzed the meanings behind the "preformed complexes" that society pushes on people. Then I looked into Paulo Freire and Donald Macedo's excerpt, Literacy: Reading the Word and the World. This reading emphasizes the implications of literacy, and I spent most of my time trying to figure out the complex ideas that these authors are portraying. This assignment illustrates the connections that are apparent in both readings, and then shares an example of these ideas through how my literacy has expanded in my own life.

Award Winner

Excellence in Synthesis Writing



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