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Theme: Religious fundamentalism

Task: 'Fundamentalism' is an emotive term. Using at least two examples of fundamentalism in the modern world explain why this is the case. Is this situation likely to change in the foreseeable future? (From a 300 level religious studies paper.)
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Intriquing conclusion
When we teach smart reading strategies, a key tip we offer is reading key excerpts first - the introduction, first line of paragraphs, the conclusion… this reveals what might be interesting in the text to read more closely. This conclusion is stimulating; it makes one want to read the whole essay and find the details.
We think this is a great conclusion. However, this writer uses quite long sentences. She has the linguistic skill to manage the threads of those sentences, but in the activity we invite you to consider ways that some of those sentences could be written as two shorter sentences.

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