For 25.4.18

  • Mastering Word
  • Everyday and Academic Research Claims
  • Your Most Completely Interesting Topic

Mastering MS Word

Work your way through my Outlining advice and the Outlining sections of MS Office Support

  • Create a checklist based on my list and check off what you’ve learned
  • Create a list of shortcuts and explanations in your “Stickies” and copy that into your portfolio, too.
  • If you need help, offer a classmate a coffee and or cake!

Compare your dialogue to Chapter 8, Claims

Now that you’ve found claims, arguments, and evidence used in everyday speech, compare your everyday research to Craft’s discussion

  • Outline some or all of Chapter 8, Claims
  • Compare and contrast your dialogue’s claims to those you find in Chapter 8, even if they are very, very different in kind: your attempting to compare them will help you examine, explore, and understand similarities and differences

Explore the most interesting ways of understanding your topic

  • Discuss your topic with someone else and report on this discussion
  • If you are the listener, help your classmate figure out what the most completely interesting ways of understanding his or her topic might be

Look for what you talked about and in every day terms

Things we might do next time

We need to come up with relevant, interesting, helpful activities together, and for that you will want to make notes on what you might like to learn or do, for example:

1- Where do you find your ideas?

  • Identify 1-3 ideas in the manner of Tharp’s Scratching and document in your portfolio your “scratching”

2- Where is your scene of writing?

  • Cultivate your “scene of writing” and document what happens

3- Scratch an interesting text

  • Soak for a moment in your recollections of panic and work and cry and then go out and find, read, enjoy, and and writing up an interesting article, film, book, or interview (you might profit from reading Craft, Chapter 3, “From Topics to Questions”)

4- Identify your hero

  • Identify one or more people in your chosen field, or near to what might become your chosen field, learn something about them, document your findings, print an image, post it in your scene of writing, and document that

5- Mindmap your fabulously interesting and diverse interests

  • First in pencil on paper, then using a mind mapping application, map your interests, pleasures, and all that you’ll pour into your BA Thesis