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Direct Quotes

John Baran’s Purposeful Direct Quoting There are a few situations when it’s a good idea to quote rather than paraphrase or summarize. They include the following: 1)    When you want to capture the exact words of an expert or institution; OR 2)    When you want to capture the quality of another writer’s language – whether it’s especially clear, especially elegant
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Mysticism and the Material Girl

By John Baran A researched essay written for MSC 4900. Nominated by Professor Andrew Tomasello: “[This essay] is a superb study of Madonna’s practice of Kabbalah in her own religious development and her use of religion in her self-marketing. Mr. Baran delves into the idea of popular religion as something that might be cultic or faddish and leaves the reader
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