Kathryn Shulz

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Reading a factual book from an author who has not complied many sources of information is as useless as finding facts on Facebook. When asked to find information for a project, the first place to check is a credible source. Ways of Reading by Waite, Bartholomae, and Petrosky contain multiple examples of credible sources. Kathryn Shulz’s excerpt is one example that can be found in Ways of Reading. Due to multiple examples and extensive research that Shulz has placed in Evidence, Shulz is considered a credible writer and can easily speak on a ground for everyone. Shulz uses ample examples throughout the story that can be backed by credible sources. “Descartes defined error not as believing something that isn’t true, but as believing something based on insufficient evidence” (363). Shulz quotes a famous philosopher who is extremely well known. She questions the idea of the philosopher and points out the errors in his…show more content…
Used numerous times throughout Evidence, questions to the reader give way to the style that Shulz uses when presenting her ideas. “Why is something that is so effortless for a person all but impossible for a machine” (365)? Shulz uses the involvement of the reader to actively engage them in her ideas and causes them to think about other possibilities that are often not thought of. Along with questions, Shulz provides many examples of how an old theory is correct, but soon after Shulz will tell the reader how she feels about the theory. Referred to as the “They Say I Say” method, Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein have written a book based on a method that Shulz uses. “But we also see evidentiary thresholds not being crossed – sometimes for centuries, as in the case of Pliny’s medical theories” (376). After talking about the ideas of how everyone has a threshold that is often crossed, Shulz is sure to add her side of the

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