For 2.5.17

Craft 2: Audience and conversation

As we discussed, your mission is to identify what is special about research by comparing the models they offer in Chapter 2 and where most of you have not yet understood well the third, research model

  • Outline the three different models they offer from both writerly and readerly perspectives (2.2.1-3, 2.3.1-3)
  • To deepen your understanding, illustrate each of the models with a brief little story of your own
  • Compare and contrast the models to better understand them: maybe explain each in terms of the other
  • Explore, as you go along, how comparisons work: maybe use “on the one hand … on the other” and “they say … I say …”

The problem here is that the concepts are difficult to understand, and you can’t just copy their definition: you need to think through what they are after, and that likely means putting it into your own terms

Mastering Outlining

  • Aim to learn each of the functions listed on my Outlining Checklist
  • Copy the list into your stickies, find and record shortcuts for each (but not Table of Contents), include a screenshot in your portfolio and brief discussion of what you learned and what you had to overcome to learn
  • Skip those you have trouble finding, but definitely create a list of those you’ve skipped so you can ask others
  • Ask others for help, and tell a brief story about asking others (to develop your skills of “asking and offering help”
  • Document your learning with screenshots and a short story

Resizing and places images

If you haven’t mastered image use for MS Word last week, learn how to make screenshots and place them in MS Word

  • Save your images in smaller sizes, too: not only 1024pixels (for Powerpoint), but 360 pixels and 240 pixels
  • Learn how to “Align Text/Tight” so your text wraps around the image
  • Look up “resizing images OSX” or “resizing images Windows 10” for advice

Special new topic: Definitions!

Read and apply my advice on definitions to one business term that you find in your research, but instead of simply copying their definitions, compare and contrast their definitions as you identify which one best suits your particular purpose (the context where you found or want to use a term)