Analysis Of Nancy Sommer's Article On Learning, I Stand Here Writing

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Questioning Authorities In Nancy Sommers Article about learning, I Stand Here Writing, she uses personal experience to demonstrate her opinions. Her conscious mind thoughts while cooking brings her to think about a number of personal experiences. Sommers is a teacher who "want[s] to understand [her] living, breathing, primary sources all around [her]". These primary sources are her students who she wishes to teach how to "segue from one idea to the next" without "accumulat[ing] facts" as previously taught to the students. She wants her students to "see themselves as sources" and to "[learn] that they [should] never leave themselves behind when they write". Sommers herself when younger used to hate authorities; she encourages her students to
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