This prompt asks you to reflect on the methodology behind Investigation 2. We’ve talked about what close reading is as a methodology in class, and last week’s prompt asked you to write a mini close reading of one passage from Pattern Recognition. For this week’s post, discuss how tracking the occurrences of one word throughout a text and then writing a “close reading” of the significance of that word differs from more traditional methods of close reading. How does “reading” a text in this way differ from how we usually read texts? What does “reading” mean in this context? How are the tools/technologies you need to complete Investigation 2 different from the tools/technologies you need to complete more traditional close readings, and why might these differences be important?