03 TUE JAN 24

Class 03 TUE JAN 24

Pheasant on a Foxhunt

Chimpanzee Memory Skills

Housekeeping

  • “How to Post to the Blog”
  • Categories, Not Tags
  • How to Edit
  • Feedback Please
  • Mandatory Conferences

Defining Terms “Your Way”

The Peoples Republic of China (mainland China, excluding Hong Kong), has for some time been repressing the defenders of the more democratic government of the small part of China designated the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR). Some would argue there is very little democracy left in Hong Kong. This morning (TUE SEP 17, 2021) on BBCHARDTalk, host Steven Sackur put the question to Hong Kong legislative councillor Dominic Lee Tsz King, a high profile defender of Beijing’s increasingly tight grip on the territory: “With pro-democracy activists arrested, exiled or cowed into silence, has ‘One country, Two systems’ morphed into one country, one system?”

Lee offered this novel definition of Democracy;

Link to the HARDTalk broadcast

When we look at democracy, there are a lot of different systems. Democracy does not just represent election politics, if that’s what you’re referring to. In China, we practice what we call “Whole Process Democracy,” at which democracy is in every stage of the decision-making process—an election is one part of it, one big part of it, but if we’re too consumed about elections, we put too much focus and too much time into elections . . . .

Riddle

Daily Notes Reminder

Class Notes are my technique for taking attendance, evaluating your level of engagement with the classroom, and encouraging you to practice Purposeful Summary of what goes on while we’re together.

Record your Notes as a Reply to the daily Agenda (that is, to this page).

My Hypothesis

  • Workshop: Bearing Down on the Research Hypothesis, using examples of student work so far.

The White Paper

Task

  • White Paper Quiz. Follow this link to a quick quiz on White Paper technique and grading.
    • Complete by midnight TUE JAN 24.

118 Responses to 03 TUE JAN 24

  1. blueee04 says:

    Today, we watched a video explaining that a chimpanzee has good memory and can eat and memorize at the same time. Its’s amazing how they can multitask and do unusual things like a memory game.

    We then discussed the proper role of research is to crack a hypothesis. Don’t waste your time when researching and stay open to surprises. We also were shown how to properly post our hypothesis on the blog.

    The riddle today was two pictures and above them said “Find the African-American” at first I thought it was Denzel Washington, but it was Charlize Theron. Although she looks like a white woman she is African American, her parents were born there. This shows what people will assume with the first look at someone.

    At the end of class, Professor Hodge showed the class his white paper to show us an example of what we will do. He explained that it’s good to be consistent with adding things to it as we go through this semester. And there is even an opportunity to potentially get a better grade when he grades a section. You can revise your work and add things to make it better. We also learned that its helpful to paste links to our paper and write a summary of it so that it can explain how its related to our topic. While discussing all of this we worked on our White Paper quiz.

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  2. gobirds115 says:

    Notes for 1/24:

    -Fascinating video of a Chimpanzee counting and memorizing numbers in random orders, really cool to see an animal do human like tasks with total ease.
    -Finding a Pheasant on a Foxhunt: Hunters on a foxhunt bring home the same fox they brought into the woods which ultimately means they didn’t accomplish anything; but by going on a foxhunt and instead capturing a pheasant that caught your attention, you’ve discovered something brand new/appealing to you and successfully accomplished your goal of hunting something; it may not be a fox but it’s something that you went out of your way and pursued even though it wasn’t your original goal
    -Professor Hodges spent time going over details in our first blog posts from last night; very helpful to see some of the tricks used to find things faster and also helpful to see the correct way to post/locate our work; plenty of great tips and tricks on how the site works and how to navigate the site
    -Conferences: Conferences will be mandatory and will be used for students and Professor Hodges to discuss work/progress individually via zoom; link is posted on the site
    -Find the African American Riddle: shown pictures of Denzel Washington and Charlize Theron and told to guess the African-American; Although Denzel Washington is black, Charlize Theron came from Africa and is now an American making her an African American; Denzel was born in America as well as his parents, he could still identify as African American if his ancestors came here from Africa but Charlize Theron is directly African American; very interesting to see how people are quick to assume backgrounds based on physical appearance
    -Note Taking Techniques: cool exercise used to learn how to shortly summarize things, Professor Hodges said to explain the movie Titanic like you were telling the plot on a 60 second elevator ride; Focus on key takeaways, don’t summarize everything; good notes are like good essays, make clear and specific claims
    -The White Paper: Name and Identify terms, make claims, take out your strongest refutation, and prove your point; Identify multiple working Hypotheses; include plenty of academic sources, Google Scholar offers plenty of useful sources, make sure you narrow down your search to find the most relevant sources for your topic
    -We don’t always think while reading, instead we challenge what we’re reading based on our own opinions
    -Collect as much data as possible and write as much as possible, it’s good to have as much information as possible without worrying about having too much, thats where cutting comes in when it’s time to make the final product as sharp as possible

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  3. pinkheart84 says:

    – The Foxhunt meaning is used for common research paper techniques. When we find information, it is like a fox in a fox hunt, we need to look for something out of the box or anything that is out there like a pheasant on a foxhunt. We need to be open to surprise.
    – We do not use tags on the blog page, only categories.
    – By categorizing your hypothesis to feedback, will allow the professor to help and answer questions to better your hypothesis.
    – Mandatory conferences are on a link that led to a chart to schedule a conversation about your thesis. This is on zoom, and you can pick your own time. No password required, just a link to the zoom room. It is about 20 minutes, and you can talk about your developing hypothesis. The sooner you schedule the better. Three Developmental Conferences are required. Each conference has its own deadline.
    – The African American riddle is “Find the African American”, and everyone chose Denzel Washington because of the color of his skin. Charlize Theron is African American, but people didn’t realize because it didn’t look like it.
    – Good and specific notes make you more engaged with the materials in class. A good class note may look like a purposeful summary. You don’t need to summarize everything talked about in class. You need to write the “takeaways”. Reshape the narrative into your own original material. Write about the most important and memorable things learned in class that day.
    – “The White Paper” allows you to try new hypotheses. You may write any of the sources you find interesting and can use for your paper. It is a way to jot down your resources that you will come across that can mean nothing now but may be useful information later on. There is a quiz due tonight (Tuesday, 24) on “The White Paper.”
    -Google scholar is an opportunity to search sources to help find information for our hypothesis and topic. Google offers alternatives.
    – February 7th is when your first 5 sources from the white paper will be due.
    – No value in thinking about your sources, just collect and read them, this is because thinking only occurs during writing.

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    • davidbdale says:

      Your Notes are beautiful, PinkHeart, so let me make two grammar/punctuation observations:
      1. – By categorizing your hypothesis to feedback, will allow the professor to help and answer questions to better your hypothesis.

      Be wary of starting sentences or clauses with “By.” Students who make this grammar mistake usually make it repeatedly. You have two correct choices:
      ——By categorizing OUR hypothesEs to feedback, WE will allow the professor to help and answer questions to IMPROVE OUR hypothesEs.
      ———[short version: By CATEGORIZING, WE . . . .]
      ——Categorizing a hypothesis to feedback, will allow the professor to answer questions to improve IT.
      ———[short version: CATEGORIZING WILL ALLOW . . . . ]

      NOT: BY CATEGORIZING WILL ALLOW. . . .

      2. – The African American riddle is “Find the African American”, and everyone chose Denzel Washington because of the color of his skin.
      ——Periods and Commas GO INSIDE THE QUOTATION MARKS ALWAYS! ALWAYS! ALWAYS! ALWAYS! ALWAYS! ALWAYS!

      4/4

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  4. mellowtacos says:

    VIDEO
    Chimpanzees can count from 1-9 and can also remember where the numbers are when they flash it to him and do it without the numbers.
    Are chimpanzees counting or not?
    We might not have enough information

    Fox hunts are guaranteed to bring success
    Nothing has changed the fox was in the box to start and it’s in the box at the end
    (research paper is supposed to be the opposite of a fox hunt )
    You need to get off your horse in a research paper
    You might bring something other than a “fox” back with you

    Made sure we know how to post to the blog
    Using categories
    – name and title

    Leaving a comments for correction
    First round will be about structure and content. EXAMPLE “I’m worried about my third source, what do you think?”
    Grammar comes much later

    Mandatory conferences
    Make one within a week

    Riddle
    Find the african american
    The white lady came to american on a african american scholarship while black gentlemen grew up in detroit
    lesson
    “You are incharge of terms in your essay”

    Learned how to right proper notes
    Don’t try to summarize everything
    Reshape the narrative if the original material to suit the purpose of the summarizer
    Gives us a review for later
    include “takeaways”

    Short arguments
    Name terms and identify them
    Cause and effect
    Refutation and rebuttal

    WHITE PAPER
    1. Working Hypothesis 1
    detail in precise language an argument you believe could be supported by ideas you already found.
    1a. Working Hypothesis 2
    show that your position is set in stone and are willing to consider alternate findings
    2. Topics for Smaller Papers
    Explain How a Term is Understood or Misunderstood
    Explore a Causal Relationship Essential to your research
    Reveal a Counterargument to be flawed

    3. Current State of the Research Paper
    in a brief paragraph state how you feel about the progress you’ve made
    **use google scholar for research**

    STEPS THAT YOU SHOULD FOLLOW
    Collect sources
    Read sources
    Write about them when reading them
    Write a disorganized essay
    Revise (A LOT )

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  5. Girlno3 says:

    1/24 class notes
    A fox hunt is related to the research project
    Hunters release the caged fox to chase after it
    We release our hypothesis and chase it through research
    Walk into the woods and come out with an evolved fox/hypothesis
    Remember to use categories when submitting assignments
    Tag posts to ask for feedback
    3 conferences are required
    Hypothesis choice conference by January 31st
    Thesis progress conference by February 23rd
    Evaluate semester conference by April 13th
    Final grade conferences May 1st-3rd
    Riddle takeaway
    We tend to look at peoples physical attributes to define them instead of facts
    Good notes are about writing down the important takeaways
    Must set up explanations for your theories
    White paper for your multiple hypothesis due mon February 6th
    Don’t ignore information that goes against your stance when researching
    Use google scholar or Rowan research data base for research
    White paper should include
    Organized content descriptions
    Working hypothesis
    Topics for smaller papers
    Current state of research
    Post under white paper and username categories
    We argue and challenge the author while we are reading
    Collect a source and write about it

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  6. doglover846 says:

    – Today in class we watched how a chimpanzee is able to count from 1 to 9 and remember the order that they were in when the numbers were taken away. However, were they really counting or was it just memorization.
    – A research paper is not suppose to be a foxhunt, where you bring a fox in a box to outside of the woods and let it run then after retrieve the fox and put it back in the box. Instead try to find something other than a fox, like a pheasant in a foxhunt.
    – Prof. Hodges explained how to post to the blog, categorize, edit and how to find your own post.
    – If you want to be be next to get feedback drop a reply after you categorize your post under “feedback please”
    – Under “Syllabus Plus” click on Mandatory conference, link to the conference chart and schedule your conference (10am Friday on Zoom, link in sign up)
    – Our riddle today asked who was African American
    – Instead of looking at the picture or the characteristics of people we need to research and learn who they truly are and what their background is, exactly how you should write your paper. You need to really research all the bits and pieces or information not just the big broad picture. This is where you can find the detailed information.
    – Don’t Summarize everything, take notes on the takeaways.
    – White paper can allow you to have multiple hypotheses, however once you have one that is stronger enough and is provable that is the one that you should choose.
    – White Paper Quiz due tonight (January 24)
    – Go to google scholar to get better information.
    – The less articles the better
    – Feb 07 is when the topics are due
    – Create a hypothesis, with smaller topics

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    • davidbdale says:

      Good Notes, DogLover.
      A few observations:

      – Go to google scholar to get better information.
      ——”better than commercial Google for sure.”
      – The less articles the better
      ——There’s a limit to this. 1 Article is probably not the ideal number. But 100-200 is a healthy range of sources for any narrow academic source search.
      ——We can count “articles,” so we use the word “fewer,” not “less” to describe a smaller number of articles.
      1. I found FEWER sources.
      2. I found LESS support for my thesis.

      – Feb 07 is when the topics are due
      ——TUE FEB 07 is when the first draft of the White Paper is due. Your My Hypothesis post is due already.

      – Create a hypothesis, with smaller topics
      ——Create a My Hypothesis post with 6 claims, each narrower (smaller) and more specific than the previous.

      4/4

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  7. zinny11 says:

    – From the fox hunt riddle I took away that you shouldn’t go searching for a specific thing or answer, you won’t find something worth writing about
    – When researching don’t just stop at the first thing you find, keep digging
    – White paper helps you keep track of your writing and revisions

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  8. fatjoe000 says:

    -We started class talking about a foxhunt. Bringing a fox to the woods and letting it go then following it and putting it back in the box, represents our research paper
    -Finding the fox means you’re researching something you already know, but finding the pheasant means you learned something you did not know before
    -If you go down a rabbit hole and find a rabbit, it is expected, but if you go down and find a puppy, that is the surprise you want to write about
    -Search “feedback” on hypothesis if feedback is wanted
    -Leave a reply on your hypothesis in the feedback que on what you want feedback on
    -Syllabus plus, mandatory conferences
    -The riddle showed Denzel Washington and Charlize Theron and asked which one is African American. Charlize is from South Africa. We use physical attributes to describe people instead of actual facts
    -Good and bad notes
    -Good notes, don’t try to summarize everything, reshape the narrative of original material, reminds the student who reviews them later and what was most important about the class
    -Bad notes, name topics instead of making claims
    -A White Paper is a work in progress, shows where your research stands at a specific moment
    -White Papers are normally informal, shows the chaos of research instead of being neat and organized
    -A place where you can store things like information and articles that you can access at a later time
    -Collect sources, read sources, write about the sources, talk to yourself in the white paper
    -When researching your topic, you want to narrow down the results, for example 100-200 results is easier to sift through then 3,000 results

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    • davidbdale says:

      Good Notes, FatJoe.
      Couple things I’m confused about:

      1. -Search “feedback” on hypothesis if feedback is wanted

      You should add your post to the Feedback Please category to alert your professor that you desire feedback.

      2. -Leave a reply on your hypothesis in the feedback que on what you want feedback on

      Then, when your post is in the Feedback Please category, drop a Reply on the same post to identify what specific sort of feedback you desire.

      4/4

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  9. sunflower0311 says:

    Agenda Notes:
    – A research paper is not supposed to be a fox hunt, you need to be open to surprises (you might find a pheasant instead of a fox). You want to discover something in your research that has not necessarily been found before and will be surprising to your audience.
    – Make sure you use categories when posting to the blog. Never use tags.
    – The Feedback Please category to get feedback from the Professor. If you want to be jumped to the top of the list add a reply of what you want feedback on.
    – Under Syllabus plus go to mandatory conferences to schedule a conference with the professor. The conference will be on zoom, and you can pick the time. Sign up TODAY!!!
    – We do not use facts to categorize people we tend to use physical attributes.
    – Good Notes: don’t summarize everything, remind yourself what was important about that class, note the “takeaways”.
    – You will write three 1,000-word papers on definition, cause and effect and refutation

    White Paper:
    – A White Paper is a work in progress.
    – You can have multiple hypothesis so you can see where the research leads you.
    – A White Paper is a good place to store stuff that you do not want to lose.
    – While reading articles take notes in your White Paper and copy the bibliography information.
    – Steps:
    1. Collect sources
    2. Read Sources
    3. Write about sources as I read them.
    4. Write a disorganized essay.
    5. Revise for organization
    6. Endlessly Revise

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  10. “The proper role of research is to be surprised”

    If you make a hypothesis such as “does money make people more comfortable” and you prove it… it brings nothing to this world. But if you discover that money brings people anxiety, you bring something new because you found something you didn’t expect to find.

    To be at the top of the “feedback please” category, drop a reply of what you want your feedback on.

    Mandatory conferences: under “Syllabus Plus”
    First conference must be before the end of January

    we tend to look at physical attributes rather than where someone is from to define them.

    To take good notes: summarize most important events… don’t describe the entire lesson

    Bad notes: “what we talked about”
    Good notes: Like good essays, make clear, specific claims

    Go to google scholar!! 100-200 results is very good, rather than 3,620 results

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  11. girlno3 says:

    1/24 class notes
    A fox hunt is related to the research project
    Hunters release the caged fox to chase after it
    We release our hypothesis and chase it through research
    Walk into the woods and come out with an evolved fox/hypothesis
    Remember to use categories when submitting assignments
    Tag posts to ask for feedback
    3 conferences are required
    Hypothesis choice conference by January 31st
    Thesis progress conference by February 23rd
    Evaluate semester conference by April 13th
    Final grade conferences May 1st-3rd
    Riddle takeaway
    We tend to look at peoples physical attributes to define them instead of facts
    Good notes are about writing down the important takeaways
    Must set up explanations for your theories
    White paper for your multiple hypothesis due mon February 6th
    Don’t ignore information that goes against your stance when researching
    Use google scholar or Rowan research data base for research
    White paper should include
    Organized content descriptions
    Working hypothesis
    Topics for smaller papers
    Current state of research
    Post under white paper and username categories
    We argue and challenge the author while we are reading
    Collect a source and write about it

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    • davidbdale says:

      Good Notes, GirlNo3.

      A comment about this observation:
      Don’t ignore information that goes against your stance when researching.

      I like it if it means what I think it means. Too often we get the idea that research is a hunt for “corroborating support” instead of an exploration of the material in search of the truth. Give equal attention to points of view and evidence that support and refute your hypothesis. You can be swayed either way, BOTH WAYS TO YOUR BENEFIT.

      Let your Hypothesis guide your reading, but eventually, the evidence determines your Thesis, not the other way around.

      4/4

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  12. g00dsoup says:

    We discussed the phrase “Finding a Pheasant on a Foxhunt”. When working on a research paper, we typically tend to go find the “fox” during a foxhunt (something that we already know) when we should be searching for something unexpected (the pheasant). When conducting a research paper, we should find information that we do not already know and discover something new.

    We then discussed how to post to the blog and learned about using the correct categories when we post to the blog. We learned that categories are more useful for finding information than using tags (since tags can be used and provide misled links when searching for something).

    Class notes are an evaluation of our level of engagement when we are in class.
    “Good class notes are like purposeful summaries.” When you were to tell someone about the movie “Titanic” you wouldn’t tell the person every single frame of the movie (because no one has time for that). You’d tell the main takeaways about what you are summarizing (whether it be an article book, movie, or show).
    Good notes make clear, specific claims. (If research were to lead us down a rabbit hole, we should follow where it leads to. If we find a rabbit, we prove the rabbit. If we find a puppy in the rabbit hole, we prove the puppy.)

    **Google Scholar was recommended to use it for finding academic sources.**
    The more results you get, the more “terrible” it is.
    Be more specific when searching for phrases. Some phrases are very overly searched, Google Scholar will recommend for more narrower results.

    “The White Paper” is a “work in progress”. A White Paper is a “snapshot” of where your project is at a particular moment. White papers can be (and usually are) informal. They are the opposite of an organized pattern of thinking…they are chaotic. It shows the mess of the research before the final product is developed. You cannot simply cut and paste proposals and sources and call it a White Paper. The White Paper is to shape the ideas and statements and to make your own claims.
    There are three sections within the White Paper:
    1.Working Hypothesis 1, and Working Hypothesis 2 (You will detail an argument that can be supported by material you’ve found and you can declare a second hypothesis)
    2. Topics for Smaller Papers (Where you’ll produce short arguments that contribute to your research and can stand on their own)
    3.Current State of the Research Paper (describe how you are feeling about the paper

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    • davidbdale says:

      Very nice Notes, G00dsoup.
      You make the same punctuation error (a common one) twice, so it’s probably time to correct it once and for all.

      1. “Finding a Pheasant on a Foxhunt”.
      2. “The White Paper” is a “work in progress”.

      In both cases, your period is INCORRECTLY outside the quotation marks.

      Whether the quote is a complete sentence or a word/phrase, even a title, your PERIODS and your COMMAS must be INSIDE THE QUOTATION MARKS.

      This is almost the only punctuation rule that is true ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS.

      4/4

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  13. sortableelms says:

    College papers are like foxhunts: A set end goal and you have to lead to the end using the research. With the blog, we discussed how to post. We need to use categories with posts, not tags. The edit button will appear at the bottom. Add posts to the ‘Feedback Please’ category. We talked about the African-American Riddle. The riddle it shows that we look at the physical difference before facts about people. Don’t try to summarize everything. Reshape the narrative to suit the purpose of the summarization. Remind students what is most important. Never have to prove an earlier hypothesis, just the one you have decided to stick to. Links of research compete with summarize to help dictate what is in the article and why it is helpful for the essay. White papers are works in progress. Conference: Need to make one before the 31st.

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    • davidbdale says:

      I think I confused you.

      HIGH SCHOOL PAPERS are like foxhunts.
      College papers are better. They don’t start with KNOWN CONCLUSIONS and go in search of confirmational support.
      They start with a woods to explore, no known fox, nothing but a hypothesis that the woods might contain wildlife, and then go in search of WHATEVER IS THERE.

      Punctuation. English uses DOUBLE QUOTES for almost everything.
      So: Add posts to the “Feedback Please” category.
      Double quotes, not single quotes, around Feedback Please.

      Maybe in what follows here you mean “complete with summaries.”

      Links of research compete with summarize to help dictate what is in the article and why it is helpful for the essay.

      So, yeah . . . For each source, provide a link to the article, the basic bibliographic information, and a purposeful summary.

      4/4

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  14. miliwawa says:

    -Lecture started with a conversation about Finding a pheasant on a foxhunt. Hunters release a fox and then go and find it, but they can’t find a fox they have already captured. It’s like writing; don’t look for a foxhunt when you already know what you need to prove.
    -It’s an excellent practice to write notes for your future self to look back on
    Notes should be a summary of only some of the takeaways of the lecture to remind
    yourself of what was important. Choose what you think is essential to help you
    remember what we discussed in class.
    -It’s the surprise you want to share, different from what is already known and expected.
    -The white paper is supposed to be informal, and chaotic. we will write three short arguments to put together at the end of this semester.
    – The worst thing to do when you have a hypothesis is to look for proof right away. Instead, see if your hypothesis is correct, and if you are wrong, you’ll find a more substantial thesis to write about.
    – Use google scholar for sources and search keywords to minimize the number of sources for specific information.

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    • davidbdale says:

      I really like your “—The worst thing . . .” Note. 🙂

      Regarding this:

      Lecture started with a conversation about Finding a pheasant on a foxhunt. Hunters release a fox and then go and find it, but they can’t find a fox they have already captured. It’s like writing; don’t look for a foxhunt when you already know what you need to prove.

      Permit me to rephrase:

      -Lecture started with a conversation about Finding a pheasant on a foxhunt. Hunters release a fox and then go and find it, but THERE’S NO EARTHLY BENEFIT TO RETRIEVING A FOX THEY ALREADY HAD IN CAPTIVITY. It’s like writing; don’t look for the FOX when you have a chance to explore the woods for whatever’s there. Everybody else is trying to PROVE THE FOX, which is unnecessary. You want to prove ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT WE HAD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DAY.

      4/4

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  15. tmjj4345 says:

    – “Finding pheasant on a fox-hunt”
    – Hunters release the fox they’ve captured during the fox-hunt, and then track it down and bring it home. The professor connected it to our research about how there is little to no value in obtaining information that you already know
    – There is nothing new to finding the same fox again after you already had it, similar to how nothing is gained when finding information after you already know it.
    – The proper role of research is wanting to be surprised (puppy in a rabbit hole)
    – Can look back on other student’s hypotheses over the years to get an idea/inspiration
    – Blog >> Syllabus Plus >> Mandatory Conference >> Add yourself to chart
    – Get a firm handle on how your using the terms and categories to tell your thesis story
    – Good, in depth, and descriptive notes help you engage with the class’s content
    -Purposeful summaries, reshape narrative, include “takeaways”, convey message
    – “The White Paper” summarizes research trail, records hypotheses, and chaotically organizes how you build your argument and defend your hypotheses

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  16. giants19 says:

    -Finding a pheasant on a foxhunt (metaphor for hypothesis)
    – Something that has already been caught has limited value
    – Go for something big
    – Introduced somewhat to the white paper
    -Walked through Google Scholar and how to use it and why it is helpful

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  17. anonymous123 says:

    -The class started with talking about the foxhunt. And this talked about finding a pheasant on a foxhunt which means you may not be able to find what you are looking for but finding something else always isn’t bad and can bring you new information.
    -we then went over the ways to get feedback by putting the feedback please tag on you post or by signing up for a zoom time to meet.
    -we then went over a talk about who is the African American and the point of this was to show us that we are in charge of how the terms are used.
    -then we are now on to the powerpoint of having good notes and it starts by saying don’t try to summarize everything, just pick out the important pieces.
    -then went on to google scholar and this is the most important tool when it comes to supporting your hypothesis

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  18. rowanstudent6 says:

    -Class opened up with the metaphor regarding a foxhunt. In a foxhunt, one must counterintuitively search for the pheasant and explain to his peers that he was searching for the pheasant. This is to show that as researchers we are to look for the evidence that others don’t.
    -Notes are to be short and concise. Notes should avoid “we talked about” statements
    -Google scholar is the best resource to find sources for your topic
    -White Pages are to be the basis of the planning for the essay
    -Class concluded with a discussion of how polio may never be eradicated in order to explain the process in which we should conduct.

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  19. Shazammm says:

    On Tuesday, January 24, Professor Hodges began class with a video posing the question as to whether or not Chimpanzees can count. It was proven true through visual evidence. What I took away from this video is that we must have evidence behind our claim.

    He then used the idea of fox hunting as an example of how to not do a research paper. Based upon must look beyond the surface of our topic and go above and beyond what is expected of us. We should not merely be looking for a “fox” in our research, per say. We should find something unique about our topic and dive deeper into that. At least that is how I understand it.

    Professor Hodges also brought to our attention the first mandatory conferences of the semester. From today to January 31, we will have one-on-ones on Zoom about our hypotheses. It is important to communicate with our professor and work through our ideas each step of the way so that we can start defending our writing.

    We also did a riddle today about Denzel Washington. The greatest takeaway I got from that was to not judge a book by its cover. You never know what lies beneath the surface. And that can be applied to our hypotheses/topics.

    It is additionally important to write down key takeaways from the notes so that we fully grasp the information being delivered to us.

    Writing a research paper requires numerous sources, time, and plentiful information to determine whether or not our hypotheses is true.

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  20. inspireangels says:

    The class was watching a chimpanzee pressing numbers in numerical order to test if the chimpanzee was able to count from 1 to 10. Whether it was counting the numbers or just memorizing it is not clear certainly.

    We discuss the topic of a foxhunt, in which the people who participate accomplish nothing but they were able to capture the same fox they begin with. The professor tries to connect this with how we usually tend to start with things we already know when instead we should try to branch out and discover something we aren’t familiar with. This was to correlate to our thesis where we might not prove something but we find surprising elements and learn something new even instead.

    We went over the works of the blog, how to categorize our posts and how to mark that you want specific feedback. This ensures we can easily find out work and get feedback for your work.

    The whole purpose of African American riddle was to demonstrate how we assume how an African American or any person looks based on their ethnicity.

    Being able to have good notes include
    – don’t try to summarize everything
    – reshape the narrative of the original matter
    – remember to include the most important and memorable thing about that class

    When researching your thesis, you need to research in google scholar or the Campbell Library database. If you are looking for information on google scholar place it in quotation marks the topic to make sure you find it. This will ensure you find academic resources and narrow down to the topic you are searching for.

    The white paper’s intentions are that it’s supposed to be a “work in progress.” It is supposed to display the process of your research even if it is chaotic or unorganized. Here you will be able to place your sources and hypothesis as you start to write about the articles or databases you’ve read. You continue this process later then revise it over and over again.

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  21. chickennugget246 says:

    A research paper/project is not supposed to be a fox hunt! In writing, we all should bring back something different, not a captured fox. We are proving anything other than the fox, which is already what we had at the start. Be different and unique when writing.
    No tags, only categories when posting to the blog.
    We can add the “feedback please” category on our hypothesis for some help/advice from professor Hodges.
    Under syllabus plus look for mandatory conferences to improve our first draft of our hypothesis (zoom meeting)
    The African American riddle – everyone assumed the colored man was from Africa, but the white woman is actually African American – takeaway – facts about people have nothing to do with what they actually look like (don’t judge a book by its cover)
    “Good notes” are takeaways and ideas from the main points of the lesson (purposeful summaries) – a way to be engaged with the class and participate
    The White Paper has breakdowns of short arguments – 1,000 words for three different papers – 3,000 words total in the end
    Google Scholar can help you form a better and more unique hypothesis.
    There is only ONE White Paper and it will be graded as we progressively work on it to expand our ideas.
    Thinking about our topics and sources are not important at all, we should just read different sources and start writing.
    Finding the most useful source then going to its reference list is how you build a collection of sources.
    Counterintuitive – we would have to give children polio in order to completely put an end to it. Also, the vaccine could cause children to become paralyzed.
    It is best to make as much progress on the White Paper as possible so that we would have enough words in the end for the 3,000 word paper.

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  22. Senpai Pio says:

    -You have to test all pieces of evidence on whether or not it is true.
    -You cannot create assumptions about a hypothesis. For an example, during the riddle it never said there would be a vowel on the backside of an even number.
    -The dictionary definition is not always enough. For example, the definition of marriage is too specific. The definition of a word could be more broad.
    -Like a play, we can use our writing styles and voice into our research paper.
    -We always describe different situations rather than explain it. We never know what truly is happening.
    -Everything is an argument. With shopping list, it is an argument whether or not to listen to it.

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