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In this paper, Breanne uses Rhetorical Genre Theory to analyze and critique the field of nursing in an effort to discover the ways that she may need to actively resist the ideologies and assumptions held within those disciplines. Drawing on texts both in genre theory and on topics surrounding Christians in academic fields, she answers questions such questions as: What does it mean to say that genres portray community ideology? How might you resist genre conventions that portray ideologies that you disagree with? What are the specific disciplinary ideologies that you may need to actively resist? What might be some of the consequences of that resistance? How might you positively integrate your faith into the work of your discipline? What might be the reaction to that integration? Etc. The paper is organized into two sections: the first section talks in general about the ideas of genre and ideology, and genre critique and resistance, and then the paper moves on to talking about the nursing discipline and the specifics of the ideologies that she may need to resist and how she might positively integrate her beliefs into the nursing field. This organizational structure is probably much more complex than things you wrote in high school. If you were going to outline this paper, what might the outline look like? Why was this an effective organizational structure for this paper?
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The Idea of an Essay: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
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