- We are designing a workshop and where we try to come up with meaningful exercises, so be sure to turn these exercises to your purposes
- Do a little of each, and in the first weeks don’t try to be perfect: much is new, you will want to see what others are doing.
- When we write, we write not as experts to peasants out in the provinces: assume your audience is a peer, a classmate or fellow professional who wants to share what is new and interesting
- Write things up in a Word file, use Outlining if you are courageous, but otherwise just list things in a .doc file, and put the .doc file, named “Firstname, 16.10.17” on Dropbox by next Saturday so we can all look at it on Sunday (and I will print them out for Monday)
For your word files, copy the “# Template” file you will find on our Dropbox, it has a special style set — as we will discuss later
- Definitions, learn how to use these dictionaries, how to replace “risk” with whatever term you want to look up.
- Create in your notebook a Glossary, so you can collect the special terms for your field, and for next week look up THREE terms from the articles you have or are collecting
- Write a strong definition, what that really helps YOU to understand (and not for me, this is all about YOUR learning)
Sources, what are relevant professionals talking about?
- Search, learn how to find relevant articles offering an overview
- Collect a bunch of links on articles interesting to your BA Thesis
- Save these articles either in an Bookmarking application, 12 best, or create a start page: in word, save as pdf, set your browser to the exported pdf as we saw in class
Practice drafting short explanations of interesting articles in preparation for the literature review, best might be to write up a paragraph or two on three articles (KEEP IT SIMPLE!)
- BEFORE you write anything, discuss it with a partner
- Then and there, write up some notes
- Later, work from your notes
- Your friend will help you “beta test” your ideas
- So, write up a protocol of your discussions (3)
Read chapter 3 of Craft
Read and outline simply The Craft of Research Chapter 3, “From Topics to Questions: we will repeat this, so just get started — but if you want to make a proper outline, go for it!