- Take some time to freewrite about the sources you looked for over the weekend and since Monday's class.
- Be sure to think about your record keeping; is your tracking of your research process effective, or do you feel as though you're leaving some things out that might help you with further research?
- Let's discuss the examples you looked for on Monday and connect them with Chapter 16!
Create a separate writing link for today, and respond to the following prompts:
- List the following, as they apply to the research you did in the library:
- Author of a book on your topic
- Key words that are unfamiliar/pertinent from your book's discussion.
- Discussions about your topic that you discovered in the bookstacks.
- Related topics that you hadn't considered as being related.
- Identify one course/path of further research that you'd like to investigate first. Add this to your daily writing.
- Go to Academic Search Complete and find three articles on your topic (use the key words you identified to help you find the right articles!). Try to find varying perspectives. *Copy and paste the title and author of each article into your daily writing, and email yourself the articles.
- Compare your new articles to the articles you found last week and look for discrepancies in perspective!
- Are you exploring your topic in a way that could be argued in the way the book describes?
Start Thinking about Groups
I'll write each Triad theme on the board. Write your name and your possible topic under the appropriate category.
- Get into groups, based on the category you belong to.
- Discuss how your topics are related. If two of you are researching the same issue, see if you can't narrow and decide who's going to focus on what.
- Discuss all the upcoming assignments, and how you see your research applying to all of these assignments.
- Sometime before class on Friday, I need you to email me your chosen topic.
- Keep in mind the grouping that you discussed today and how your ideas fit into it!
- Read Chapter 17 in EAA and respond to the following prompts:
- Why is it important to consider your audience while conducting your research?
- Compare and contrast the (dis)advantages of using interviews and surveys for your research.
- Compare and contrast the (dis)advantages of using subject headings and keywords to search for information.
- Facilitation groups covering this chapter will be responsible for at least 15-20 minutes of Friday's class time based on this reading. Facilitators are not responsible for a Reading Response for this chapter, but should print and fill out the Evaluation Form to turn in to me.
- If you'd like to get a head start: Triangle ch. 7 response is due Monday, printed, based on the following prompt:
- The importance of safety reform (and culpability for existing regulations) takes center stage in Chapter 7: Fallout. However, different perspectives in this chapter on why reform needed to be made demonstrate that the idea of human rights are not necessarily the motivation for such change in American business practices. Explain, each in it's own paragraph or more, how Charles Whitman, Charlie Murphy, and William Randolph Hearst's responses to the Triangle fire justify or contradict the idea of democratic social reform.