Tuesday

1 - Sharing of bonus multi-modal compositions

2 - Questions (Sources and Evidence) - Class discussion

1

When we have a question in life, what kinds of answers satisfy us? How do we seek information? How do we know when to be satisfied with the answers? Or, how do we know when an answer is good enough?

2

Is the process different for personal questions, in business, for academic situations? How? Why?

3

What are some of the markers that we can "trust" an answer? And what are some situations where it can be hard to know if you can trust it? Does access to internet searching help or hurt?

Pew Internet Study, full report on trust

3 - Organizing your student page

If time allows, let's spend a few minutes getting our wiki pages organized. - See my sample kennys - Refer to simple guide


Homework:

Read “The Lessons of Wikipedia” Ch6 of Jonathan Zittrain's The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It. New Haven: Yale UP, 2008. External Link . Please be prepared to work with your group to summarize the assigned section.


Thursday

1. Summary Workshop

  1. Discuss the most important points from your section.
  2. Using your own words, make simple notes in sentence form; bullet your key points; attribute page numbers (123).
  3. Recast the bullet points as a coherent, well-sequence paragraph of not more than 10 sentences.

2. Discussion of Article

  • comparison of summaries
  • questions about the content; limitations of the article; limitations of summaries!
  • further research

3 - Organizing your student page

If time allows, let's spend a few minutes getting our wiki pages organized. - See my sample kennys - Refer to simple guide

4. Essays

- Review your essay and create a short list of “Research Writing Goals” based on the strengths and weaknesses of your first formal writing assignment for the class. See Edit Codes

Homework

Reflect on possible research questions for a larger (research) essay. You may want to explore the topic you addressed in your mini-essay. You can modify that focus. Or you can start with sometime new. (Browse the list of suggested topic themes and articles to spark some ideas.) In any case, I'd like you to reflect on what you know and what we've discussed. Create a new section in your student wiki space; Write at least 6 possible research questions . At least 3 of them should NOT be related directly to the topic of your mini-essay.