Based on Yuyan’s paper and your questions, we explored a number of topics to support your writing, so the assignment (if you need one) is to explore zero, one, or any number of the things we talked about today
- One page on Dropbox before class would be great!
- Put only a copy of your paper on Dropbox in the event these copies disappear
- Write quickly, then break your argument up in pieces and explore one or more of them
- Explore warrants like we did following the Toulmin logic
Keep asking questions
- Break it up in to pieces
- Check to make sure your claims are support
- Check for counter-claims
- Make sure your logic is ok
- She will get a sunburn … why?
- Because she has red skin … why?
- Red-skinned people burn more easily … why?
- Because they have less melanin … why?
- Melanin protects against the sun … why?
- Probably a survival strategy from evolution … why?
- Because, obviously, survivors survive (and the weak ones don’t get to reproduce)
- Why so many questions?
- Can this lead you from the main question?.
- If the logic is good, it supports your main question
- If the questions are interesting, it can be fun
- If the questions and answers are interesting, we are probably learning something?
- If someone asks me a question, I might be better prepared
- What’s so cool about questions?
- I learn stuff, and feel better for it?
- I am curious, I like being curious: why?
- Shows the teacher that you are a good student
- NOT being curious is DUMB!
- Being curious is fun! You learn all this stuff, you hang out with interesting people..
Get advice from different people (buy them a cup of coffee), take notes as you go
- Nodding yes = I am ok
- Nodding no = ask questions, clarify thought, make it better
- Testing: test is ok!.
- Repeat until you are sure it is good!
Keep asking questions, and then: keep asking questions!
- Notebooks are the way to go!
- Keep track of the interesting things people have to say
- Include images of things you take along the way
- Keep track of things you see, like signs, streets, buildings, advertisements …
- Note the weather and your feelings
- Keep asking questions, and then: keep asking questions!