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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 to remember the main point clearly.
<Students reading Legacies by Portes and Rumbaut>

Teacher: What is the shower sentence of Legacies?
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.
by Anonymous Grad Student October 11, 2007
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