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Summary Sor Juana or Kant

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Summaries can be among the most difficult forms of writing to perfect--most of us want to start at the beginning, touching on everything, just condensing it, all the way until the end. Usually, these kinds of summaries end up being almost as long as the text itself! And, they don't offer any useful approach to the material. A good summary should highlight the main point and important supporting details.


For this assignment, I would like you to, in approximately 2 pages (double spaced, MLA, etc.), craft a summary of either Sor Juana's Reply to Sor Filotea or Kant's "What Is Enlightenment?" that is organized through what you see as the text's most important theme or topic.  I should get the sense, from your summary, that you know what happened in the text and how that content folds into a larger theme. Please include a few really significant, small quotes from the text, and have fun!


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