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Please grab your composition books.

After the bell please


begin on your bell work, vocab, which you will see on the next
slide
Knotty: (adj) difficult or complicated
Nuance: (n) a very small difference in color, tone,
meaning, etc.
Plagiarism: (n) the act of using another persons
words or ideas without giving credit to that person :
the act of plagiarizing something
Renown: (n) great fame and respect
Tangent: (adj) diverging from an original purpose or
course
Look at your notes:
What is she talking about in each of the paragraphs
Try and paraphrase each section to see the big
picture of each paragraph
What does Tannen devote most of her article to?
What are your ideas on how men and
women talk?
Have these been influenced at all by
Tannens essay
Please respond to AT LEAST ONE of the prompts. They
are each on a separate slide so please wait to respond
until you have read all three. If you finish one response
please choose another to respond to.
Linguistic researchers, such as Tannen, have shown that
male and female communication styles are different. Some
have gone so far as to suggest that women could benefit
themselves by learning a male style of communication,
including, for example, giving direct orders, as Tannen
describes. Such behaviors, these researchers argue, could
help women to win the respect of men in the business world
and thus advance womens careers. How would you respond
to this suggestion? Consider to what extent your gender
determines your answer.

Tannen states that Only modern Western societies
place a priority on direct communication, and even for
us it is more a value than a practice: (paragraph 8).
Brainstorm a list of examples that would support her
contention that, even though we may say that we
value directness, there is plenty in our social behavior
and relationships that would prove the opposite. Then
write a response to the author explaining to what
extent you agree or disagree with her on this point.

People often say one thing and do another. What does
Tannen mean when she says, Only modern Western
societies place a priority on direct communication, and even
for us it is more a value than a practice (paragraph 8)? What
does it mean to say that direct communication is more valued
than it is practiced? Do you agree that we claim to value
direct speech but often act otherwise? Give specific
examples to support your point of view based on your
personal experience or on your observations of others.

1. Linguistic researchers, such as Tannen, have shown that male and female communication styles
are different. Some have gone so far as to suggest that women could benefit themselves by
learning a male style of communication, including, for example, giving direct orders, as Tannen
describes, Such behaviors, these researchers argue, could help women to win the respect of men
in the business world and thus advance womens careers. How would you respond to this
suggestion? Consider to what extent your gender determines your answer.
2. Tannen states that Only modern Western societies place a priority on direct communication, and
even for us it is more a value than a practice: (paragraph 8). Brainstorm a list of examples that
would support her contention that, even though we may say that we value directness, there is
plenty in our social behavior and relationships that would prove the opposite. Then write a
response to the author explaining to what extent you agree or disagree with her on this point.
3. People often say one thing and do another. What does Tannen mean when she says, Only
modern Western societies place a priority on direct communication, and even for us it is more a
value than a practice (paragraph 8)? What does it mean to say that direct communication is
more valued than it is practiced? Do you agree that we claim to value direct speech but often act
otherwise? Give specific examples to support your point of view based on your personal
experience or on your observations of others.