Friday, March 26, 2010


I like to read a lot of things about medicine and technology. I go online and look up diseases and I read everything about them. I learn all the symptoms, how to diagnose, and how to treat. This interests me a lot and its why I want to go into the medical field. I also read popular science magazines, Popular mechanics magazine, and Times magazine. I do not read a lot of novels or stories because I dislike it. For my other classes I read a microbiology text book, a chemistry textbook, and psychology text book.

Monday, March 1, 2010

"Inventing the University"

In Bartholomae's article, one of the main ideas was the difference between "reader-based" writing and "writer-based" writing. I think that "writer-based" writing is more of an authentic-self because the writer is not writing for a specific audience. He or she is writing to show what knowledge they have or to express themselves. "Writer-based" writing is not written to a commonplace. I think "writer-based" writing could also be general knowledge.

I think reader-based writing is intended for a specific audience. "Reader-based" writing is more of a performance-self. The results are important in this kind of writing because you are giving it to a specific audience that probably already has some knowledge about your subject. Its more difficult to write reader based than writer based because you have to know more about the audience and figure out how to relate to them. Reader based writing has a lot to do with audience awareness too. You have to know who your writing is meant for.

My way of "inventing the university" is by going to class and getting an education. I am creating or "inventing" my own career at SFSU.