A term derived from the graduate working group of a professor
at a research-one university in Southern California. A shower sentence
refers to the "take-home" message of a text. A good shower sentence
is characterized by one's ability to easily recall the main point of an article
or other piece of literature--so good that
even when waking up and barely conscious in the shower
, one is able
the main point clearly.
<Students reading Legacies by Portes and Rumbaut>
Teacher: What is the shower sentence
Students: The shower sentence
is that the assimilation trajectory of immigrants and their children
is directly related
to the immigrant groups' mode of entry into the U.S.