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Remain Wary of Assumptions

From the California State University Dominguez Hills "Guide to Writing and Research in the Humanities": "Every time we write we employ a set of assumptions about how the world works. The facts do not speak for themselves, nor is any interpreter completely objective. Sometimes we're conscious of them, sometimes not. The more conscious of our assumptions we are, the more careful we can be that our assumptions serve us well, and the more honest we can be with those around us about the values that motivate us. On the most basic level, this is the reason for telling the reader of your thesis the approach you will use as you examine your topic."

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PhD Candidate in Japan, researching Narrative in Games. Responds favorably to Thrash Metal, Karaoke, and Dungeons & Dragons.

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