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:
- How would you define “appropriate” or “appropriated by” in the context of Bartholomae’s writing?
- What does Bartholomae mean by a “specialized discourse”?
- What is the goal of a beginning student entering into a “specialized discourse”?
- How would you define “the role of privilege” in a “specialized discourse”?
- 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?