Bartholomae and Petrosky

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Gaining Title Over Complex Material Bartholomae and Petrosky in the introduction to "Ways of Reading," illustrate the correlations a reader has with the information that is being conceived. This means one should be guided by his own impressions as they read, without asking for other opinions as confirmation. The reader should belittle the idea of seeking "experts" to resolve the issue of what the essay really meant. "Is not what it means to the experts …

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…that can do the explaining? Although I do not fully agree with Percy and his view of the academic society, his ideas of "experts" and the "complex man" play a big role in todays society. Allowing more and more people to gradually become independent, and drifting away from the social groups they were once a part of. People need to start being more independent in their reading and interpreting, as well as their daily lives.