Blog #15

After perusing the chapters from They Say/ I Say, choose one to read. Try to base your choice on a problem area that you would like to address. For your blog post, please summarize your choice chapter and explain why you chose to read it. Finally, please put what you learned to work in your … [Read more…]

Blog #14

Revision Strategy. I would like you to take some minutes and reflect on your peer review experience. Return to your peer’s notes. Flip through your own. Now is the time to develop a strategy. Your strategy is the plan of action you will take to achieve your overall aim ( Your strategy should include: Your goal (or goals), articulated … [Read more…]

Blog #13

Set a timer for 15 minutes and free write your response to Galen’s argument. Note specific moments in his essay as you respond. Some things to consider: Have you ever felt impeded by your “life story?” If so, how? Do you feel like it’s truthful or possible to perceive your self as a singular self … [Read more…]

Blog #12

(200-300 words) Julie Beck covers a lot of ground as she explores narrative’s potentially powerful influence on our lives. Identify at least three notable assertions or other moments in Beck’s text that caused you to sit up straighter and take note. Explain what exactly caught your eye. Did you react as a believer or doubter? … [Read more…]

Blog #11

Read Chapter 8 in They Say/I Say “Connecting the Parts” (pg 105-120) –Complete exercise number 2 (at the end of the chapter). Post a screenshot or photo of your results on your blog and respond to each question. (Due: March 26)  

Blog #10

Brainstorm Session: Choose your favorite brainstorming activity (“follow the thread,” clustering, columns, or free write) to help you decide on an angle you want to take when drafting this next paper. Please post evidence of your activity into your post. If you have already decided what angle you want to argue, feel free to make … [Read more…]

Blog #9

Print, Read and Annotate Steven Pinker’s “ScienceIsNotYourEnemy” Steven Pinker Blog #9 Practice with Paragraphs Write two Barclay paragraphs, one pairing Pinker with either Yo-Yo Ma or Lehrer, and the other pairing Pinker with a self-to-text, world-to-text “illustration.”

Blog #8

Print, read, and annotate “The Future of Science… Is Art?” by Jonah Lehrer Part 1) Post an image of at least 3-5 pages of your annotations Part 2) Identify and summarize Jonah Lehrer’s main argument and free write for at least five minutes in response. Part 3) Glossing the text remains an important part of your student … [Read more…]

Blog #7

Print, read, and annotate “Necessary Edges: Arts, Empathy, and Education” By Yo-Yo Ma (Please bring to class on Thursday) Please upload at least 3-5 pages of your annotations to your Blog #7 and briefly reflect on how you feel you are achieving your annotation goals. (15-25 words) Revisit your notes on active reading and understanding context and … [Read more…]