For 18.10.18

  • Transcribe a research conversation, Craft 7
  • What is a research conversation?, Craft 2
  • What is your topic?, Craft 3
  • Re-read McAfee in Light of the above


Transcribe a research conversation, Craft 7

  • With your partner, work in pairs, conduct or observer or record an everyday conversation where two or more people are making claims, seeking evidence, making arguments, and appealing to sources and warrants
  • Based on Craft, Chapter 7, Section 7.1, and where you read just enough to get going
  • Don’t read the whole chapter, you will come back to it
  • Transcribe dialogue, it need not be perfect
  • Refer to the 5 points at the bottom of section 7.1: claim, evidence, reason, references, warrants
  • If you don’t include all (especially warrants, don’t worry about it)

What is a research conversation?, Craft 2

  • Outline the different kinds of arguments to distinguish the elements of a research argument (2.2)
  • Don’t read the whole chapter, you will come back to it

What is your topic?, Craft 3

  • In pairs, search for an interesting article in your chosen field of interest using the basic formulation: “current issues china trade tariffs 2017 pwc” or McKinsey, Deloitte, HBR, Economist, EY
  • Discuss the article and explore your interest, just to get started: after discussion and reflection you will want to reformulate your interest (many times before the end of the semester)

Re-read McAfee in Light of the above

Re-read the McAfee article and observe how you will understand it differently in light of the exercises above and write up a paragraph on what you see differently.

Notes on using MS Word

  • Review Outlining and Portfoliosso you might build on your mastery of this powerful application
  • For filenames, use the format “Firstname, Date — page#”, so they sort in Dropbox
  • Be sure to add headers in the same format, “Firstname, Date — page#”, so everyone knows who you are
  • Insert page#s, as indicated above
  • Single space, no extra spaces: let the format/styles add space for you
  • Use my template
  • Margins (Yin-Bai, please use my template)
  • Look up “ms word support yourversion modify styles” so you learn how to solve problems on your own