Introduction

Definition of Finding Significance

Suggested Sequence

Exercises

Suggested Readings


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Definition of Finding Significance

Finding significance involves recognizing the significance of personal experience and narrowing down that experience to a revealing moment for focus and clarity. In the case of the Literacy Narrative Essay, for example, the personal experience the writer must focus on is one in which she learned a new discourse or joined a discourse community. The writer then reflects on how the experience shaped her views of language and literacy.