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Sponsors of Literacy Deborah Brandt

Summary: Brandt, Deborah. Sponsors of Literacy. Writing about Writing: A College Reader. Boston. Bedford/St.Martins, 2011. 3313350.Print Throughout the article Deborah Brandt goes into extensive details to explain and to efficiently convey the various differences in writing from before the Industrial Revolution to today to uncover what exactly literacy is. Her goal was to depict the implications of sponsors impact ability on how one reads and write, which could result in how we interpret. In the beginning of the article she describes literacy as many types of conversation that is a result of the many things that causes ones interpretation. For most sponsors are typically people who area commonly around them, but they can also be subliminal though television and radio exposure. Brandt discuss the economies of literacy where she explore how within the 20th century literacy is used as a tactic to for profitable gain and competitive benefit within a company. This is a result of the Industrial Revolution and created the printing press, which made the ability to learn how to read and write more accessible. Her strong emphasis on how significant the sponsors in your life are to you and to the world causes you to join in agreeance that if literacy changes so could the world.

Krystal Bowen English 1102 10:30-11:20 Reaction Journal

Analysis: When I started to read this article I was very unsure of what it was about and I was trouble with the prospect of having to uncover it because by discussing the loss of literacy to the steam press, and the division of writers and editors it was unclear for me to see the purpose. Throughout the article it becomes evident that she uses historical connections as a way of validating her point of view on how the public as destroyed literacy. Her ability to draw a very distinct connection between a literacy sponsors contrary to a commercial sponsor was the one that made this article easier for me to relate to because we are exposed to so many commercials within a day. As a member of the 20th century I am always on a technological device using various programs that display advertisements. In our society being technology literate is a vital component of; it gives us the ability to be able to interact with various sponsors while spreading new information that we have learned quickly and efficiently. Deborah Brandt had written this article fourteen years ago when the laptop I am now using was just a possibility, yet she was able to see that technology was going to be a new literary outlet just as much as the printing press was to the 19th century. Despite being able to understanding and uncover more about how and why I read, write, and interpret the way how I do this reading contained large diction that made it difficult to read, however her application of historical facts and technology made it possible for me to develop conclusions because I was able to see the development

of literacy through the centurys. The ability for me to form a connection to the differences that separated where my literacy lied with my sponsors and the economies of literacy. So as a result of this article I was able to gain a better understanding of literacy, and my literacy the sponsors that influenced me. In addition Brandts article gave me more of an insight on what I must include in my literacy narrative.