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SGarza: EdasResponseToGeorge

I am really glad that we all read that article, since this is one of my Whit Paper sources. I have already made a response about this article, but reading again for the class helped to realize the things I did not before. I believe that the argument of George in this article, her way of explaining the significant place of visuals in students' lives, and connected to that the necessity of having visuals in a writing classroom is pretty smart. I do not know if you have background information about the historical improvement of different visuals, but giving this information, providing different arguments to present the change, and evolution in visuals, mass media etc. really helps the readers like me to understand her discussion, also the subject issue better. When it comes why I chose this work as source to my White Paper is that it gives me a start to think about what my point of view about using different visuals in a writing class. I agree with George about her opinion which is that students are surrounded by different visuals such television, internet, movies etc. Most of the time they observe what they see, and when we think of George's claim which is words and visuals are equal (at least this what I understood), it makes sense to let them use their observations in their writings. What these visuals mean to them? Like George says, every visual has its own meaning, but what we understood from them varies, because it is related to our way of thinking, our way of expressing this visual into words, or even what kind of words we found in these visuals, since in every visual-photos, pictures, web pages etc.- has different linguistic codes. This is one of the parts that I agree with George. This assumption made sense to me, since before we write we think, we cerate our own linguistic codes for our writings, we think about the words we are going to use, we think about our grammar. Before we create a visual we think again, The interesting part, while we are thinking we use words again, how we want to express these words in a sentence (our grammar), since after we decide our words, our sentences, them we start to visualize these words, we start give a visible shape our sentences, which is why I agree with George when she says that visuals and words are pretty much the same. So, it makes sense to use visuals in a writing class, since for me the process of create a writing or a visual is the same.

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