Perspectives

  • Think about the main idea from NWWK 2.6: "Texts Get Their Meaning From Other Texts" (Refer back to your book if you need to!)
    • Let's discuss!

Evaluating Sources

The problems with news are things we can practice identifying in our research:

  • Use LexisNexis to find a news story about the topic you found for your Research Writing.
  • Compare your news article (popular source) with your google scholar article and record your findings in today's freewriting thread.
  • Between now and Monday, you'll be working on a shitty first draft of a Comparative Analysis of the two. Look for it in Blackboard!
  • Let's also check out Points of View, ProCon, and Satrakian's News Deeply.
    • Using these, you can investigate the perspectives that are defined around an issue you've reserched. If your current topic isn't here, you can use a different topic for the sake of examining perspectives!
  • Try to find varying perspectives, then discuss and record any differences you might have about the PoV topic in your freewrite thread.
  • These are the kinds of things you should continue to do to on your own to demonstrate how your writing plays a role in your understanding of your research (and that you can include in your portfolio!).

Head's Up!

  • If you are part of the Computer Science Learning Community, you'll be getting a notification about Ethical Dilemma topic sign-up at 1pm today!
    • It's first-come, first-serve, so talk with your group about it and sign up as soon as you agree on something.

Reading:

  • On Friday, we'll be using the 3rd Threshold Concept (pp. 48-58).
    • Be sure to have read this short section by our next class meeting.