Week 3 Task 2

Reading Comprehension: Walker Sheilagh. “Chapter seven: Conclusion. Notes to myself: Writing from the gut”. Kia tau the rangimarie: Kaupapa Maori theory as a resistance against the construction of Maori as other. Auckland University: Unpublished Master’s thesis (excerpt), 1996. 153-154. Print.

The author writes from a very personal standpoint, using pronouns such as ‘I’ and ‘me’ to connect with the reader in a relatable way, yet still incorporates a formal tone.  This allows the reader to recognise that the piece is realistic and how the writer’s integrity is woven into it. The formal tone mixed with the personalised issues being addressed in the text means the audience is more likely to take this piece seriously.


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