Freewrite

  • Think about where you are in your Research Process so far.
    • What do you feel is missing from the conversation?
    • Where do you imagine your own voice in the conversation so far?
    • Are there distinct opinions about your topic that you've uncovered already?
    • What exactly is your topic? Have you defined it?

Covering Our Bases

  • Let's double check the kinds of sources you've found and talk about why each is important to your understanding of your topic.
    • Working in your Writing Teams, identify what types of sources you each need in order to round out your research journals.
    • Use the next 10-15 minutes to try and find a source for someone else in your Team!
      • If you need to find a primary source, try this guide, especially LexisNexis and ProQuest Congressional or try the National Archives.
      • For secondary sources, you can use some of the same databases listed in the primary source links, but instead of searching for oral histories, speeches, and narratives, you can look for newspaper and magazine articles that aren't first-hand.
      • You know where to look if you're searching for scholarly stuff, right?
  • Next, I'd like you to do a bit of peer evaluation.
    • Based on the Teammate you just helped, what would you like to know more about from their research?
    • What questions do you have about their topic that you would like them to be able to answer?
    • How would you define their topic?

Homework

  • Read Chapter 12, Proposals, from Everything's an Argument for Wednesday.
  • Write a Reading Response based on the following:
    • Choose one of the problem/solution examples from the RESPOND section on page 284 (and include it in your Response).
    • Explain a possible objection to the solution and define the type of audience that might make that objection.
    • Propose your own solution and explain who it might appeal to and why.