For 16.10.17

Homework

  • 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

  • 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

Talk/Write

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!