29 Jan Any topic (writer’s choice)
To prepare, read the article and choose one quote to affirm and one quote to challenge.
-You may agree with it.
-Feel it represents the argument well.
-Is well- written.
For challenging, choose a quote that represents the opposite.
Answer the following questions in a maximum of two pages: (12 pt Times New Roman 1.5 space)
What were the two quotes you brought to class and why did you originally pick them?
If you had to do this exercise again on the same text, would you still choose these quotes? If yes, what was it in the other students comments that convinced you that your original choice was a good one? If no, what was it in other students comments that convinced you to alter your original choice?
What was the pair of quotes proposed by another group that you chose to discuss and why did you choose them?
As you talked to other students who chose the same posting you did, what new information or perspectives did you learn about the topic? If nothing new to you was discussed, what parts of your thinking were confirmed?
What does your participation in this exercise tell you about your own patterns of thinking on this topic?
What arguments, or what kinds of evidence, are you drawn to, and what are you confused by? What do you assume constitutes poor research or scholarship?