Greene suggests that “r e ading necessarily plays a prominent role in the many forms of writing that you do, but not simply as a process of gathering information ” (146). In what ways is reading essential to research besides as a process of gathering information?
Greene writes, “e v ery time you write an argument, the way you position yourself will depend on three things: which previously stated arguments you share, which previously stated arguments you want to refute, and what new opinions and supporting information you are going to bring to the conversation ” (147). Did you do all these things with your first paper? How can this idea help you with your final paper?
Greene differentiates between research as a process of collecting information for the sake of it, and research as a process of discovery and purposeful use of information. Which view of research does he seem to support? Which sounds better/more valuable to you? (155)