Serendipity in Rhetoric Writing and Literacy Research

Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research reveals the different kinds of work scholars, particularly those in rhetoric, writing, and literacy, need to do in order to recognize a serendipitous discovery or a missed opportunity.

Author: Maureen Daly Goggin

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607327394

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In the course of research, most scholars have known moments of surprise, catastrophe, or good fortune, though they seldom refer to these occurrences in reports or discuss them with students. Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research reveals the different kinds of work scholars, particularly those in rhetoric, writing, and literacy, need to do in order to recognize a serendipitous discovery or a missed opportunity. In published scholarship and research, the path toward discovery seems clean and direct. The dead ends, backtrackings, start-overs, and stumbles that occur throughout the research process are elided, and seems that the researchers started at point A and arrived safely and neatly at point B without incident, as if by magic. The path, however, is never truly clear and straight. Research and writing is messy. Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research features chapters from twenty-three writing scholars who have experienced moments of serendipity in their own work—not by magic or pure chance but through openness and active waiting, which offer an opportunity to prepare the mind. Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research illustrates the reality of doing research: there is no reliable prescription or one-size-fits-all manual, but success can be found with focused dedication and an open mind. Contributors: Ellen Barton​, ​Zachary C. Beare​, ​Lynn Z. Bloom​, ​Jennifer Clary-Lemon​, ​Caren Wakerman Converse​, ​Gale Coskan-Johnson​, ​Kim Donehower​, ​Bill Endres​, ​Shirley E. Faulkner-Springfield​, ​Lynée Lewis Gaillet​, ​Brad Gyori​, ​Judy Holiday​, ​Gesa E. Kirsch​, ​Lori Ostergaard​, ​Doreen Piano​, ​Liz Rohan​, ​Ryan Skinnell​, ​Patricia Wilde​, ​Daniel Wuebben

The Serendipity Mindset

Creating Kismet: What Artists Can Teach Academics About Serendipity. In
Goggin, M.D., and Goggin, P.N. (eds), Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing and
Literacy Research. Louisville, CO: Utah State University Press, 247–56. Gyori, B.
Gyori, C., ...

Author: Christian Busch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593086049

Category: Business & Economics

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Good luck isn’t just chance—it can be learned and leveraged—and The Serendipity Mindset explains how you can use serendipity to make life better at work, at home—everywhere. Many of us believe that the great turning points and opportunities in our lives happen by chance, that they’re out of our control. Often we think that successful people—and successful companies and organizations—are simply luckier than the rest of us. Good fortune—serendipity—just seems to happen to them. Is that true? Or are some people better at creating the conditions for coincidences to arise and taking advantage of them when they do? How can we connect the dots of seemingly random events to improve our lives? In The Serendipity Mindset, Christian Busch explains that serendipity isn’t about luck in the sense of simple randomness. It’s about seeing links that others don’t, combining these observations in unexpected and strategic ways, and learning how to detect the moments when apparently random or unconnected ideas merge to form new opportunities. Busch explores serendipity from a rational and scientific perspective and argues that there are identifiable approaches we can use to foster the conditions to let serendipity grow. Drawing from biology, chemistry, management, and information systems, and using examples of people from all walks of life, Busch illustrates how serendipity works and explains how we can train our own serendipity muscle and use it to turn the unexpected into opportunity. Once we understand serendipity, Busch says, we become curators of it, and luck becomes something that no longer just happens to us—it becomes a force that we can grasp, shape, and hone. Full of exciting ideas and strategies, The Serendipity Mindset offers a clear blueprint for how we can cultivate serendipity to increase innovation, influence, and opportunity in every aspect of our lives.

Composition Studies 48 1 Spring 2020

CONTENTS OF COMPOSITION STUDIES 48.1 (Spring 2020): Manuscript Reviewers 2019 - From the Editors: In Times of Trouble - AT A GLANCE: CONNECTIONS & COLLABORATIONS: Developing Writers in Higher Education: A Longitudinal Study by Anne Ruggles ...

Author: Matt Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1643171828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The oldest independent periodical in the field, COMPOSITION STUDIES publishes original articles relevant to rhetoric and composition, including those that address teaching college writing; theorizing rhetoric and composing; administering writing programs; and, among other topics, preparing the field's future teacher-scholars. All perspectives and topics of general interest to the profession are welcome. We also publish Course Designs, which contextualize, theorize, and reflect on the content and pedagogy of a course. Contributions to Composing With are invited by the editor, though queries are welcome (send to [email protected]). Cfps, announcements, and letters to the editor are most welcome. Composition Studies does not consider previously published manuscripts, unrevised conference papers, or unrevised dissertation chapters. CONTENTS OF COMPOSITION STUDIES 48.1 (Spring 2020): Manuscript Reviewers 2019 - From the Editors: In Times of Trouble - AT A GLANCE: CONNECTIONS & COLLABORATIONS: Developing Writers in Higher Education: A Longitudinal Study by Anne Ruggles Gere, Laura Aull, Gail Gibson, Lizzie Hutton, Benjamin Keating, Anna V. Knutson, Ryan McCarty, Justine Post, Naomi Silver, Sarah Swofford, and Emily Wilson - ARTICLES: Self-Authorship and Faculty Writers' Trajectories of Becoming by Sandra L. Tarabochia - Career Killer Survival Kit: Centering Single Mom Perspectives in Composition and Rhetoric by Alex Hanson - Affirming Difference: Inhabiting the WPA Otherwise by Nathaniel Street - Politeness Profiles in the First-Year Composition Classroom by Pennie L. Gray - COURSE DESIGNS: Eng 7980: Learning Transfer in History and Theories of Composition by Ryan P. Shepherd, David T. Johnson, Sue Fletcher, Courtney A. Mauck, and Christopher J. Barber - English 391ml: Multilingualism and Literacy in Western Mass by Rebecca Lorimer Leonard, Kyle Piscioniere, and Danielle Pappo - WHERE WE ARE: Networking Undergraduate Research: Where We Are, Where We Can Go by Dominic DelliCarpini and Jessie L. Moore - Theorizing with Undergraduate Researchers by Kristine Johnson and J. Michael Rifenburg - Inexperience and Innovation by Courtney Buck, Emily Nolan, and Jamie Spallino - Multimedia Undergraduate Research in Composition by Hannah Bellwoar, Jill Palmer, and Fisher Stroud - BOOK REVIEWS: Social Media Ethics and the Rhetorical Tradition, review of Rhetoric, Technology, and the Virtues, by Jared S. Colton and Steve Holmes, and Social Writing/Social Media: Publics, Presentations, and Pedagogies, edited by Douglas M. Walls and Stephanie Vie, reviewed by Kristine L. Blair - Re/Orienting Writing Studies: Queer Methods, Queer Projects, edited by William P. Banks, Matthew B. Cox, and Caroline Dadas, reviewed by Katrina L. Miller - Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research, edited by Maureen Daly Goggin and Peter N. Goggin, reviewed by Michael Pak - Black Perspectives in Writing Program Administration: From the Margins to the Center, edited by Staci M. Perryman-Clark and Colin Lamont Craig, reviewed by Floyd Pouncil - Rhetorical Feminism and This Thing Called Hope, by Cheryl Glenn, reviewed by Anne Turner - Next Steps: New Directions for/in Writing about Writing, edited by Barbara Bird, Doug Downs, I. Moriah McCracken, and Jan Rieman, reviewed by John H. Whicker - CONTRIBUTORS

Composition rhetoric

Paradoxically , English departments are the custodians and the beneficiaries of
literacy ; freshman writing courses and undergraduate introductions to literature
support the whole mighty ... Literary studies , literacy , pedagogy - 1 ask that you
determine the ratios among them in your departments and in the MLA . ... The
MLA has discovered literacy ( and no one should carp about such serendipity ) .

Author: Bruce R McElderry Professor of English W Ross Winterowd, PhD

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011511584

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In this eclectic selection of 27 essays, Winterowd presents a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of the theory and practice of composition. Winterowd relates composition to the fields of literacy and rhetoric, moving easily between topics as diverse as brain theory and stylistics. The essays blend the speculative with the specific, the abstract with the actual, as Winterowd seeks a balance between theory and application. The book is divided into two sections. Part I, “The Field of Composition/Rheto­ric,” constitutes a state-of-the-art essay on composition. Part 2, “Essays on Com­position/Rhetoric,” develops the themes introduced in the first part.

Writers on Writing

I came to rhetoric indirectly , many years later , through a serendipitous discovery
of Hugh Blair ' s Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres ... Reading the
fascinating lectures that this Scottish rhetorician had delivered for almost a
quarter of a century at the University of Edinburgh led ... Nevertheless , I know
that my study of classical rhetoric proved to be pertinent and useful to me as a
teacher of writing .

Author: Tom Waldrep

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014846338

Category: Authorship

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The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity

This book traces the word's eventful history from its 1754 coinage into the twentieth century--chronicling along the way much of what we now call the natural and social sciences.

Author: Robert K. Merton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400841523

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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From the names of cruise lines and bookstores to an Australian ranch and a nudist camp outside of Atlanta, the word serendipity--that happy blend of wisdom and luck by which something is discovered not quite by accident--is today ubiquitous. This book traces the word's eventful history from its 1754 coinage into the twentieth century--chronicling along the way much of what we now call the natural and social sciences. The book charts where the term went, with whom it resided, and how it fared. We cross oceans and academic specialties and meet those people, both famous and now obscure, who have used and abused serendipity. We encounter a linguistic sage, walk down the illustrious halls of the Harvard Medical School, attend the (serendipitous) birth of penicillin, and meet someone who "manages serendipity" for the U.S. Navy. The story of serendipity is fascinating; that of The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity, equally so. Written in the 1950s by already-eminent sociologist Robert Merton and Elinor Barber, the book--though occasionally and most tantalizingly cited--was intentionally never published. This is all the more curious because it so remarkably anticipated subsequent battles over research and funding--many of which centered on the role of serendipity in science. Finally, shortly after his ninety-first birthday, following Barber's death and preceding his own by but a little, Merton agreed to expand and publish this major work. Beautifully written, the book is permeated by the prodigious intellectual curiosity and generosity that characterized Merton's influential On the Shoulders of Giants. Absolutely entertaining as the history of a word, the book is also tremendously important to all who value the miracle of intellectual discovery. It represents Merton's lifelong protest against that rhetoric of science that defines discovery as anything other than a messy blend of inspiration, perspiration, error, and happy chance--anything other than serendipity.

Films and Other Materials for Projection

( Serendipity ) SUMMARY : Considers the activity of writing as a part of
communication . For use in reading instruction . ... Report writing . ( 1 . Report
writing ) I . Teaching Resources Films . II . Series : Study skills . ( Filmstrip ) .
LB2369 808 72 - 737200 Teaching Resources Films 73 76 Writing a ... English
language - Rhetoric .

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066321475

Category: Audio-visual materials

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ADE Bulletin

Women's studies , vote to research and intellectual dev oment ” ( Summary black
studies , cultural studies , and literary theory ... goals of the Com( several groups
reported that rhetoric means too many mission on Writing and Literature — to
initiate a things ... textual studies , " and In his Chronicle story Scott Heller
reported that " reading and writing " -none excluded writing from ... 2-5 Apr. 1987 .
ing the time to profit from serendipity - instead of holdgrams in Rhetoric and
Composition .

Author: Association of Departments of English

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000125551428

Category: English language

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The Core Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education

... for Mom to study (yikes!) was to remember that there are only three skills to
work on: grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric. While the children are young, I have to
purposely work on grammar skills, but dialectic and rhetorical skills can be more
... be overlooking something, and then I could rejoice at our serendipitous
discussions that required higher-level thinking skills. ... work very hard on
memorizing rules and facts and concrete ideas while practicing reading and
writing and arithmetic.

Author: Leigh A. Bortins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230107680

Category: Education

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In the past, correct spelling, the multiplication tables, the names of the state capitals and the American presidents were basics that all children were taught in school. Today, many children graduate without this essential knowledge. Most curricula today follow a haphazard sampling of topics with a focus on political correctness instead of teaching students how to study. Leigh Bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, is having none of it. She believes that there are core areas of knowledge that are essential to master. Without knowing the multiplication tables, children can't advance to algebra. Without mastery of grammar, students will have difficulty expressing themselves. Without these essential building blocks of knowledge, students may remember information but they will never possess a broad and deep understanding of how the world works. In The Core, Bortins gives parents the tools and methodology to implement a rigorous, thorough, and broad curriculum based on the classical model, including: - Rote memorization to cement knowledge - Systematic learning of geography, historical facts, and timelines - Reading the great books and seminal historical documents instead of adaptations and abridged editions - Rigorous training in math and the natural sciences

Composition Studies 46 2 Fall 2018

CONTENTS OF COMPOSITION STUDIES 46.2 (Fall 2018): From the Editor COMPOSING WITH: Composing With by Ethan Philbrick ARTICLES: Naming What We Feel: Hierarchical Microaggressions and the Relationship between Composition and English Studies by ...

Author: Laura R. Micciche

Publisher:

ISBN: 1643170376

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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The oldest independent periodical in the field, Composition Studies publishes original articles relevant to rhetoric and composition, including those that address teaching college writing; theorizing rhetoric and composing; administering writing programs; and, among other topics, preparing the field's future teacher-scholars. All perspectives and topics of general interest to the profession are welcome. We also publish Course Designs, which contextualize, theorize, and reflect on the content and pedagogy of a course. Contributions to Composing With are invited by the editor, though queries are welcome (send to [email protected]). Cfps, announcements, and letters to the editor are most welcome. Composition Studies does not consider previously published manuscripts, unrevised conference papers, or unrevised dissertation chapters. CONTENTS OF COMPOSITION STUDIES 46.2 (Fall 2018): From the Editor COMPOSING WITH: Composing With by Ethan Philbrick ARTICLES: Naming What We Feel: Hierarchical Microaggressions and the Relationship between Composition and English Studies by Meaghan Brewer and Kristen di Gennaro "Higher" School: Nineteenth-Century High Schools and the Secondary-College Divide by Amy J. Lueck Translational Learning: Surfacing Multilingual Repertoires by Ryan McCarty Inhabiting Ordinary Sentences by Peter Wayne Moe Learning about Learning: Composition's Renewed Engagement with Cognition by Ann M. Penrose and Gwendolynne C. Reid Intellectual Risk in the Writing Classroom: Navigating Tensions in Educational Values and Classroom Practice by Alexis Teagarden, Carolyn Commer, Ana Cooke, and Justin Mando COURSE DESIGNS: Advanced Exposition: Writing through Podcasts by Jacob Greene Sociolinguistics for Language and Literacy Educators by Missy Watson WHERE WE ARE: #METOO AND ACADEMIA: Beyond a Hashtag: Considering Campus Policies in the Age of #MeToo by Laura Rosche Literacy Narrative: Ways to Write #MeToo by Tessa Brown Misogyny in the Classroom: Two Women Lecturer's Experiences by Patricia Fancher and Ellen O'Connell Whittet A Vindication of the Rights of Faculty by Michelle Graber Academic Spaces and Grad Student Harassment by Katelyn Lusher Centering the Conversation: Patriarchy, Academic Culture, and #MeToo by Anna Sicari BOOK REVIEWS: Here We Go Again: More Ways of "Making It," Circa 2018 Review of Women's Professional Lives in Rhetoric and Composition: Choice, Chance, and Serendipity, edited by Elizabeth A. Flynn and Tiffany Bourelle and Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership, edited by Kirsti Cole and Holly Hassel Reviewed by Michelle Ballif, Diane Davis, and Roxanne Mountford Centering Research, Practice, and Perspectives: Writing Center Studies and the Continued Commitment to Inclusivity and Accessibility Review of The Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors: Practice and Research, by Lauren Fitzgerald and Melissa Ianetta and Writing Centers and Disability, by Rebecca Day Babcock and Sharifa Daniels. Reviewed by Mike Haen Legible Sovereignties: Rhetoric, Representations, and Native American Museums, by Lisa King. Reviewed by Katie Bramlett Florida, edited by Jeff Rice. Reviewed by Jacob W. Craig Inside the Subject: A Theory of Identity for the Study of Writing, by Raúl Sánchez. Reviewed by Thomas Girshin Facing the Sky: Composing through Trauma in Word and Image, by Roy F. Fox. Reviewed by Christy Goldsmith Announcement Contributors

Renaissance Rhetoric

A Short-title Catalogue of Works on Rhetorical Theory from the Beginning of
Printing to A.D. 1700, with Special ... visits to European libraries ; the Research
Division of the University of California , Davis , also assisted with smaller but no
less ... and a search of that writer ' s other works would extend the list ; the
serendipitous footnotes of colleagues continued to be a ... a line - by - line
reading of Hain produced the titles of more than a hundred rhetorical treatises
published before A . D ...

Author:

Publisher: Scholarly Title

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038975731

Category: Renaissance

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Chances and Choices

To understand further the process of constructing a musical life history, I
undertook to write my own—included as a postlude to ... I thought about my
sense (or lack) of musical ambition for the first time, noticing the serendipitous
ways in which I have ... me want to mention them all—though reading back
through my account I note the absence of several piano teachers, ... Since writing
an anecdote takes longer than telling it, written forms of life history research might
inhibit respondents ...

Author: Stephanie Pitts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199986699

Category: Music

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In Chances and Choices, Stephanie Pitts surveys the aims and impact of formative musical experiences, evaluating the extent to which music education of various kinds provides a foundation for lifelong involvement and interest in music. Pitts draws upon rich qualitative data from her own extensive original study of over 100 adults with an active interest in music in the UK and Italy to address several key themes in the study of music education. Intertwined with discussion of topics such as music education policy and the role that music teachers and other role models play in nurturing musicians are first person 'interludes' that showcase the stories and voices of the research participants as they reflect upon the influences and opportunities that shaped their musical life histories. Pitts' analysis adds valuable context to these stories, illuminating the historical and contemporary debates about music education and proposing ways in which school music might better prepare young people for continued participation in music throughout their lives. A companion website contains Pitts' data sets and analytical frameworks; the website also features an interactive database through which readers can share their own musical life histories and search others that have been contributed there. Shedding new light on the long-term effects of music education, Chances and Choices is an important resource to understand how we can encourage lasting engagement with music and other cultural activities in every individual.

Research Writing Revisited

In fact , one of my graduate students ( a classics minor as an undergraduate ) in a
composition / rhetoric pedagogy course once wrote an I - Search paper about the
I ... Serendipity seems to push a person in just the right direction and good
fortune seems to turn into fate . ... At that point , my summer seminar came along
and the book was required reading ; Paul seized the opportunity to investigate .

Author: Pavel Zemliansky

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015059235161

Category: Education

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The time has come to brush the dust off research-writing pedagogy and reimagine it into the twenty-first century classroom with fresh approaches that breathe life into both the papers themselves and the instruction that supports them.

The Construction of Purpose in Writing and Reading

The networks created by experienced and student writers in the study mentioned
above had some striking differences . The expert networks were far more
elaborated ; the experienced writers gave themselves a richer rhetorical problem
to ...

Author: Linda Flower

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033228409

Category: English language

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Audiovisual Materials

Reading quizzes from Guinness World Records. Rhetoric in effective
communication. Serendipity adventure tales. ... Writing the expository essay. ... sd
., col. ; I6 mm. & study guide. — (Nova series) Also issued as videocassette.
Summary: Focuses on sociobiology, a new and controversial science which
holds that behavior ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066321491

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A Manifesto for Literary Studies

practice , and from micro - to macro - analysis ( in literary study , close reading vs
. metanarratives ) . ... the subliminal association of words through patterns of
sound or tics of meaning , the serendipity of images and ideas , the sometimes
unintended echoes of other writers , the powerful formal scaffolding of rhetoric or
of genre — all these are as richly transgressive as any political interpreter might
desire ...

Author: Marjorie Garber

Publisher: Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities

ISBN: UOM:39015061316967

Category: Literary Criticism

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In these provocative essays Marjorie Garber addresses the significance of the study of literature as it pertains directly to the human experience and its capacity to address big public questions.

Creative Power

98 - 101 writer ' s workshop on , 127 - 130 Revision , 3 , 44 See also Drafts
Rewriting , 104 Rhetorical questions , 356 Rhyme ... prewriting , 77 " Road Block
” ( Hough ) , 259 Radio play , 152 Raters , 197 See also Evaluating writing
Reading , 67 ... 124 - 125 See also Revising Research , 59 - 60 , 390 Research
evaluation , 196 - 197 Respecting children , 239 - 241 ... 356 Sequential
relationships , 356 Serendipity , 83 – 84 Sexton , Anne , 99 Shakespeare ,
William , 276 Shape books ...

Author: Ronald L. Cramer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004478376

Category: Education

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This accessible book examines the nature of children's writing, and helps teachers discover how to best nurture in children's creative potential. A thorough explanation of the practices and strategies needed to understand young writers and their writing, the book provides a wealth of information and ideas about the language, interests, and creative capabilities of today's children. Strong pedagogy offers explicit, practical examples with direct application to instruction. Each chapter begins with a brief vignette that captures the drama and excitement of becoming a writer. Boxed features summarize the best approaches to putting instructional concepts and strategies into practice. For Elementary English Teachers.

Educational Film video Locator of the Consortium of University Film Centers and R R Bowker

Study Skills - I AZU ICarbs IDeKN InTI IU MBU MnU NOU NmPE NSYU OKent
OrPS UU WLacu WyU WRITING A ... film uses humor and charm to make some
very important points about language art skills of reading , speaking and writing .
( Serendipity Series ) ( MCGH ) 1976 . Communication - PI : Language And
Languages - - PI : Rhetoric - PI ; Speech - PI InU IU MnU WLacU Sd WRITER IN
AMERICA ...

Author: Consortium of University Film Centers

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053406826

Category: Catalogs, Union

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