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3.1: DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS: PROVIDING CONTEXT

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    13863
  • We read to understand, and we write or speak to be understood; details are vital to building that understanding. You have all heard snippets of conversation that seem very odd when heard without the rest of the conversation. News and social media are notorious for taking quotations out of context – something we call a “sound bite.”

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    Activity

    Read the article provided by your instructor. Be ready to discuss:

    • What is the author’s point in this article?

    • How did the author support the point?