10 THU FEB 16

Class 10 THU FEB 16

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Wake Up

What does music look like?

“The Allegretto” from Beethoven’s 7th Symphony:

A Note about the Process.

  1. The purpose of assigning a Hypothesis very early in the semester was not to put you behind or thwart your progress, it was to get the ball rolling.
  2. You identified a topic. It wasn’t well-defined or as sharp as it would need to be to support an academic argument, but it was SOMETHING meaningful that prompted you to begin to explore source material.
  3. From here, the process is cumulative and flexible. Instead of wasting your time “brainstorming” about your vague notion, you start to read in your area of interest. From here, the process is cumulative and flexible. And repetitive. Instead of wasting your time “brainstorming” about your vague notion, you start to read in your area of interest. From here, the process is cumulative and flexible. And repetitive. Instead of wasting your time “brainstorming” about your vague notion, you start to read in your area of interest.
  4. AS YOU GATHER AND INVESTIGATE SOURCES, your vague notion begins to crystallize. You start to have ideas, find angles, develop theories, encounter surprising details you can’t wait to share!
  5. You gather the best of those sources into your White Paper and cluster them around WHATEVER HAPPENS TO BE YOUR BEST WORKING HYPOTHESIS.
  6. As the semester continues, you do more research, abandon early ideas, refine your thinking, place new sources into conversation with old sources, and DEVELOP A THESIS YOU CAN PROVE.
  7. AT NO POINT IN THE PROCESS is there a place where you can get stuck thinking, “I have to solve this problem before I can continue.” Moving forward is the solution.
  8. You write early drafts of short arguments along the way. First a Definition/Categorical argument. Then a Causal Argument. Finally, a Rebuttal argument, all based on your developing thesis.
  9. Each of these arguments can be revised as many times as you wish, always for grade improvement.
  10. Eventually, the entire project coalesces into a single 3000-word, well-researched, carefully argued Research Position Paper that proves a single thesis.



Old Business

Late Assistance on the PTSD Claims

Sample Claims Analysis:
Consider these claims, some obvious, others hidden

When Caleb was finally screened for the severity of his TBI, Brannan says he got the second-worst score in the whole 18-county Gulf Coast VA system, which serves more than 50,000 veterans.

— “finally screened” means that according to Brannan or the author or both, Caleb should have been screened long before. It suggests that the VA was negligent in delaying his testing.
— “the severity of his TBI” clearly contains the claim that he in fact has some degree of TBI. The fact that he hadn’t until then been screened for it means nobody knew for sure that he did, but the author makes that claim.
— “Brannan says” means that the author has not independently verified Caleb’s score or where it ranked against all other screenings.
— “the second-worst score in the whole 18-county Gulf Coast VA system” is offered as Brannan’s claim that her husband is suffering more than almost anyone. Considering her vested interest in promoting this perspective, we have to be at least a little suspicious of the ranking.
— “which serves more than 50,000 veterans” gives the impression that Caleb was hurt worse than 50,000 other veterans. But let’s be clear. Many of these 50,000 will not have served in combat at all. Many will not have had active engagement with enemy troops on the battlefield. Many of those who did see active fighting will not have been near explosive devices. So we’re not comparing him to 50,000 TBI sufferers.

I’ve been very upfront about requiring you to respond to feedback, but disappointed that so few of you are taking me up on that offer (threat). Perhaps you’re not receiving Notifications when you get a Reply to your posts. Let’s spend one minute to review that process.

Early Warnings about Hypotheses

Most of us have now chatted about your hypotheses, so this little section is directed at students who haven’t conferenced. For them, I offer some warnings about common Hypothesis warning signs.

Your proposal for a hypothesis is risky, MyStudent, because OVERLY POPULAR topics like the one you propose pose three very real problems:

1. WORNOUT TOPIC. The arguments about them are so completely exhausted there is very little new another paper can add to the discourse.
2. PLAGIARISM RISK. The ready availability of research papers for sale create a very tempting situation for students who feel pressured to finish something original at the end of the semester.
3. RISK OF FAILURE. More than one of my students have failed the course by borrowing heavily from papers on marijuana legalization, violent video games, an end to abortion, and the negative effects of social media on the mental health of youth.

F come see me

My approach to anyone interested in these broad topics is threefold.

1. I try strenuously to guide them away from the topic toward something fresh and untrodden.
2. If that fails, I help them craft a unique perspective on the topic that avoids most of what’s already been written and researched.
3. If that fails, I demand very strong, very early, and well-documented evidence of original research before the halfway point of the semester. Students who show they’re doing their own work before the end of the semester mitigate the appearance that they might be trying to copy their way to a finished product.
4. If those steps fail, so too, usually, does the student.

The White Paper Task

Polio Vaccine


  • Your Professor’s White-Paper-in-Progress
    • 5 New Sources
    • Link to sources in your White Paper
    • Sketch the Bibliographic data
    • Purposefully Summarize New Sources
    • Use Research Tips to find New Sources at Google Search or Rowan’s Campbell Library Database
      • We’ll cover “Research Tips” on THU OCT 06 (That’s today.)

New Business

Linking to Sources

If you’ve tried to import links into your posts to guide readers to a source, you may have noticed they can be super-long and clumsy, like this:


Long Table Read: “The Sentence”

Help is available from any number of free link-shortening sites such as bit.ly and 3.ly.



Let’s practice.

  • Navigate to any website with a long url.
  • Copy the url onto your clipboard. OR copy the super-long url from the block above.
    • (Ctrl+C, or ⌘+C, or right-click plus Copy function)
  • Navigate to a link-shortening site.
    • bit.ly or 3.ly or tinyurl.com
    • bit.ly requires a free account
    • 3.ly and tinyurl.com will permit immediate shortening without an account
  • Paste your long url link into the provided url field.
  • Choose the “shorten link” command (language may vary).

My tinyurl results: https://tinyurl.com/67chfcwb

My 3ly results: https://3.ly/afntH 

My bitly results: https://bit.ly/34NFhep


  • The Recent Comments section of the sidebar should look representative of the most interactive members of the class. Success in this course means engaging in the recursive process of writing (incorporating the ideas of others, synthesizing them with your own, sharing the results with the World Laboratory of Ideas, and suffering—I mean celebrating—the reactions of others, incorporating those new ideas, and so on).
Recursive, Cancel Culture
  • This sort of conversation should be happening in the feedback cycles for your White Paper.
  • When it does, your avatar will find a regular spot in the “Recent Comments” section of the blog, where it belongs as often as possible.
  • Do not wait for your Professor to initiate these dialogues.
  • However, in many cases, your Professor has already initiated these dialogues and is impatiently awaiting your engagement.


  • When you feel lost, need clarification, want to bounce a new idea off of someone, need help finding a source (or knowing what terms to search for), drop a comment on your White Paper or on whichever of your posts is most appropriate.


Link to the Writing Center

Research Tips

I can’t find any sources!

Tiger Buick

27 Responses to 10 THU FEB 16

  1. zzbrd2822 says:

    • Hypotheses are temporary. If research leads us down a rabbit hole, we should follow where it leads. If we find a rabbit, stop. Prove the rabbit. If we find a puppy, prove the puppy. Nobody will know we were looking for a rabbit.
    • The process of writing an argument is cumulative, flexible, and repetitive.
    • Instead of wasting time brainstorming, research an area of interest. Gather sources until a notion comes together.
    • Claims can be obvious or hidden. Very often, a single word, such as “admittedly,” can be an evaluative claim.
    • Overly popular topics are risky. There’s nothing left to say about them. The temptation to plagiarize is enormous.
    • Next Monday we’ll need five sources and purposeful summaries for our White Paper assignment.


  2. ilovedunkinoverstarbucks says:

    The Process:
    -Assigning a hypothesis to get the ball moving in identifying a topic
    -The process is cumulative and flexible
    -Just keep moving to solve the problem do not stop and get stuck
    Warnings about Hypothesis:
    -Choosing a worn out topic
    -Topic is so worn out that writing another essay on it will not benefit anyone
    -Plagiarism risk
    -With readily available research it is easy to just take from those
    -Risk of failure
    -Borrowing heavily from papers of very common topics it is easy to just grab from what is out there
    Go to advice:
    -Try to stray away from worn topics and really look into something undone
    -Try to find a unique approach to the worn topic
    -Research must be done early on and it must be original research
    -If these steps fail so does the student
    White Paper:
    -Working hypothesis 1 and 2
    -5 sources
    -Purposeful summaries
    -Topics for smaller papers
    -Current state of research


  3. levixvice says:

    Class notes-10/5/2021

    Processing sources based on your academic supported topic rather than brainstorming upon vague notions. Create details and theories from all the sources as you refine the paper to not include old ideas and gain new sources with a proving thesis. Move forward in your paper with definition, categorical, causal, and rebuttal arguments from your thesis.
    Claims within a sentence are hidden from the reader as well as some being known in the sentence. Hypothesis shouldn’t be worn out within the essay to produce paper as well as popular research papers online for sale to take them resulting in failure. White paper progress needs 5 new sources to sketch bibliographic data for summarizing them from your previous work of the research project for the topic. Detail an argument supported by the material you needed as well as getting alternative sources to create another hypothesis as support. Make short arguments for smaller papers for classification, causal, and rebuttal arguments. Collect quotes from sources that’ll approve on your summary.


  4. kingofcamp says:

    English Comp II Notes (10.5.21)
    • Research tip: go down the rabbit hole
    o it matters what you find and that you can argue your find(s) persuasively
    • Start reading, don’t wait (research)
    Research Project Process
    • Once you have a meaningful hypothesis, the process is cumulative
    o read, read, read- don’t wait
    o repetitive process
    • As you gather resources, your hypothesis will begin to take shape
    • It’s okay if your hypothesis/thinking changes
    • Write short arguments (and or drafts) along the way
    • The whole process is fluid and everchanging
    Late Assistance on PTSD Claims
    • Review claims (from one paragraph)
    o look at student example
    • Pay attention to bolded words and how they relate to a specific claim (and or claims)
    • Mandatory conferences
    The White Paper Task
    • Due October 11, 2021 (11:59pm)
    • A work in progress
    o will be informal and uneven
    • When we meet next class (10.7.21), we will be given research tips
    o Rowan Campbell Library
    • The assignment
    o need five academic sources (mandatory)
     with purposeful summaries (mandatory)
    o need a working hypothesis (or hypotheses) (mandatory)
    o topics for smaller papers (optional by strongly suggested- help better you)
     definition/classification argument
     cause/effect argument
     rebuttal argument
    o short paragraph (at the end) on how you are doing with the research project
    • Review professor’s white paper (mandatory)
    o as an example to reference to


  5. friendoftacos says:

    During research and going into it with your hypothesis, but then finding sources that lead someone to new information that is not related to your hypothesis is not a bad thing. While doing research and stumbling upon sources that could be beneficial but not directly related to your hypothesis is a good mindset while researching.
    When we write we write to find out what we believe. Our next assignment, The White Paper, is where we are gathering sources and summarizing them to use in our paper. We are using this research to find out what we believe in and what sources will be valuable to our argument. We are summarizing our sources in The White Paper and use picking apart the pieces of the research that can be beneficial to our own argument.


  6. spaghettitacosforthesoul says:

    -It’s good to go down a rabbit hole and find a puppy. No matter what research you find all research is good.
    -From now on the process is cumulative and flexible because you’re not going to find good information if you’re not putting in the work to find good information.
    -Mostly housekeeping, making sure you sign up for conferences. And warnings of our hypothesis not to choose a popular hypothesis.
    -Popular hypothesis can lead to negative impacts on your final essay because it can come out less original than you want it to be.
    -White paper task involves finding 5 sources for your paper. and writing purposeful summaries on them. We can use the White paper assignment mostly for ourself and we can use it as a draft for the first footsteps of our research.


  7. toastedflatbread22 says:

    -Following rabbit holes in research is not a bad thing-follow it where it leads and if you find a rabbit, good! If you find a puppy, even better-present it!
    -Instead of brainstorming about your topic, start researching it and discover as much as possible about it.
    -As the semester progresses, you will shape and refine your thesis
    -Responding to feedback is a requirement so we should change our notifications to alert us when there are comments or likes on our posts
    -The topic is extremely important to be precise and relatively unique because even with A+ writing, a lackluster topic will receive a low grade
    -Researching broad topics is a dangerous game because there is so much information on the topic out there and it will result in a regurgitated paper
    -The White Paper is a constant work in progress-resources will always be added into it, but to start, it will have 5 sources linked, bibliographic data, and purposeful summaries
    -The writing in the White Paper is informal, but it can be formal or a place to start drafting if you want
    -The White Paper will include the hypothesis, 5 sources with bibliographic information and links, purposeful summaries, topics for smaller papers(?) and an update on the current state of research
    -It also includes different versions of the hypothesis so we can play around and test which will be best to research
    -It might be helpful to gather useful quotes as a section in the White Paper


  8. Lunaduna says:

    Research sometimes can lead you to something different. (Something worth sharing)
    “Searching for a rabbit but you find a puppy instead.”

    You have to be careful with numbers
    – make sure to identify which claim they are

    Mandatory meeting!
    – must have a meeting before October 7
    – you can find the link under syllabus plus

    – even an A-plus writing will not give you a good grade if the topic you write is not research material
    – you can not do original work if you pick a topic that is so common (borrowing heavily)

    Go-to advice
    – try to talk you out of the topic
    – try to help

    Can’t negotiate a broad topic – the student would most likely fail

    White paper task (work in progress – informal)
    – gather 5 sources
    – write purposeful summaries for each of the sources (and if you get new sources)
    – deadline (first draft) is Monday 10/11/2021 at midnight
    – organizing your white paper is different for each individual (organize your own thinking)
    – loose organization
    – working hypothesis 1 (you do not have to have only one hypothesis)
    – working hypothesis 2 (select the hypothesis that is most important or you could blend them)
    – 5 academic sources
    – purposeful summaries of your sources
    – topics for smaller papers (maybe not next week – but brainstorm ideas)
    – current state of the research paper

    Must be due 10/11/2021
    – working hypothesis
    – 5 sources
    – purposeful summaries
    – the current state of paper

    Thursday 10/7/2021
    – research tips on google search or Rowan’s Campbell
    – citations (material) (APA format)

    Annotated bibliography
    1. background
    2. how I used it


  9. gingerbreadman27 says:

    • First we discussed the writing process and how to more forward with it. It’s a process that you follow and you share whatever happens regardless of what you may have wanted to do.
    • Next we discussed claims and the level of depth there can be with them.
    • Then we discussed the important of the early meeting and why it’s important to meet with the professor early in the process.
    • We next discussed the white paper task and the due date for our starting research.
    • Along with the starting research we will develop purposeful summaries on the academic papers we find.
    • We also should think about smaller claims to help support our main hypothesis in the finished research project.


  10. littlecow24 says:

    -It’s okay to go down a rabbit hole when researching and find something different from what you initially wanted. Follow where it leads and see what you find
    -The hypothesis process is now cumulative and flexible. It’s also repetitive, as you will research and gather sources a lot
    -We go over a sample claim analysis, deep diving into the one sentence that is presented and seeing claims in just 2 words
    -Securing your hypothesis early is the smartest way to be successful in the class and to get your work done on time
    -Even A+ writing could get you a final grade of a C if the topic you’re writing about is too broad or too well researched
    -Well documented research early in the process will be helpful for your final papers
    -It’s okay to have more than one hypothesis, because you never know what you are going to find when researching down the road


  11. disneylover2002 says:

    Today in class, we first watched a video where lights were mimicking a classical song. We then talked about research. Research can lead you down a rabbit hole, and you find a rabbit, then it is ok; if you find a puppy, that is even better. Find something worth sharing and get into it. The process of hypothesis is what we talked about next. Conferences need to be done, so make sure to make an appointment. The white paper is due next week. Make sure to respond to feedback and set up notifications to know when you receive a comment. Do not buy an essay if you are behind; it is better to withdraw than get suspended for plagiarizing. Get to the primary sources when doing the white paper.


  12. sunshinegirl457 says:

    Today in class we compared research to going down a rabbit hole because what may seem to be a waste of time can be leading you toward something greater. The mini story about the migration of Monarch butterflies really amazed me. We went over some work for the PTSD claims to get a better understanding. We went over conferences again and now I know what to expect for mine tomorrow. It was helpful to learn more tricks about this site like turning on notifications for replies to my post. The early warnings for hypotheses was also helpful because it gave me a sense that originality is always better and way more exciting to the reader. It’s best to have a researchable topic that you can keep narrowing down. A topic that’s too broad will leave you off-track and unfocused with a million different ideas and sub-topics. The white paper task is there to guide the research and source finding process. There should be at least five academic articles but more is always better. Write purposeful summaries for each source to get a feel of the article’s importance to the paper.


  13. Lily4Pres says:

    It doesn’t necessarily matter how you achieve finding your correct research. If your research leads you down a rabbit hole and you find a rabbit hole, congrats. If your research leads you down a rabbit hole and you find a puppy, that’s even better. No one will know when they read your paper what got you to your support, they care what the support is.
    The process of hypothesizing is to get the ball rolling. Instead of wasting your time brainstorming, read in your area of interest. The more you read, the more interested you’ll become, the more you’ll be intrigued to continue searching for support.
    Start the White Paper, it is an ongoing process that will updated consistently. 5 (ideally academic)sources with purposeful summaries due by 10/11 @11:59.
    White Paper will require three other sections:
    1. Working Hypothesis
    2. Five Academic Sources
    3. Topics for Smaller Papers
    4. Current State of the Research Paper – brief paragraph of how you’re feeling about your progress and how you anticipate your outcome.


  14. frogs02 says:

    Notes 10/5
    Today we first started talking about research. Follow where the rabbit hole leads you. Stay open for any surprise. Do not waste any time brainstorming, start reading in your area of interest. You gather the best of your sources into your white paper and cluster them around. Develop a thesis you can prove. You can’t get stuck thinking. The entire project coalesces into a single 3,000 word, well-researched, carefully argued Research Position Paper that proves a single thesis. You write a definition/categorical argument. Then a causal argument. Finally, a rebuttal argument all based on the developing thesis. There can be multiple arguments for a sentence. You have to be careful reading over these sentences and pick up on anything that could be an argument. Conferences are required for this class. It is a way of guidance. The three objections of the proposal of hypothesis are 1. Worn Out topic, 2. Plagiarism risk, 3. Risk of failure. The white paper task needs 5 academic sources. You need to link these 5 sources. Then you need to sketch the bibliographic data, and write purposeful summaries.


  15. strawberryfields4 says:

    Research Tips:
    -When researching, following various leads can bring you to a whole new body of knowledge
    -It does not matter what led you there
    -Follow the rabbit hole and you may find a rabbit, or you may just as well find a puppy- both are good results!
    -Readers do not care about your original hypothesis, they just care about your thesis, where you ended up, and what you can share with them
    -It does not matter where you started as long as you discover information
    -Research is a flexible process
    -Most likely your hypothesis will morph into something else as your research develops
    -You will never “run out” of sources- there are endless resources available

    Hypothesis Dangers:
    -An overly popular hypothesis is: worn out (done to death), risk of plagiarism, and overall failure
    -Nothing original to share with the world

    White Paper:
    -Ongoing process and constant work in progress
    -Begin with 5 academic sources
    -Write purposeful summaries to identify the nature and value of the material in relation to your research goals
    -Include bibliographic material
    -Will reflect the best, most organized, and updated version of your paper
    -Sections within White Paper: 1) Working Hypothesis (possibly multiple) 2) 5 Academic Sources 3) Topics for Smaller Papers 4) Paragraph description of current state of research paper


  16. calamariii says:

    When you find what you’re looking for when searching through a research rabbit hole, if you find something worth using, consider it. Whether it fits in your original idea with some changes or something new don’t get rid of something you find right away. After finding a meaningful topic, instead of brainstorming, research and read in the area of interest. The process is cumulative and flexible after finding a topic, and as you find and gather sources, the vague ideas begin to take shape that leads into theories and theses. The full paper is made up of smaller arguments, a definition/categorical argument, a causal argument, and a rebuttal argument. Make sure to respond to feedback by editing the work that received feedback or directly to the feedback itself. It’s a good idea to avoid overly popular topics because those topics have already been discussed heavily and plagiarism risks. Working on the white paper is an important thing to keep up with as it’s important to organize written ideas and souces about an argument.


  17. nugget114 says:

    We started off class with the research tip
    “Don’t go down the rabbit hole”
    – All of the research you find to help your argument is important
    – Don’t wait to find your sources
    – The more resources you find, the easier your hypothesis will come together
    – No one is going to know or care what your original hypothesis is, but they do care about what you prove and what your thesis turns out to be.
    – Write short arguments along the way to your final piece to make it easier for yourself.
    – If you can, try to have a complete draft of every piece you are going to put together.

    – Your choice of hypothesis should be flexible
    – You should not choose an overly popular hypothesis because they’re worn out
    – You risk the chance of plagiarism
    – Risk of failure

    Try to pick a topic that is not worn out
    – If you can’t seem to do so, make sure you craft a unique perspective to an already existing argument so that you don’t risk rewriting research that’s already been done
    – With all that said, if you are still going to do an overused topic, you must prove to Professor that you are going to make a unique claim that makes the reader think about it in a way that isn’t already thought about
    – Demands very strong writing

    – The White Paper Task due on Monday, October 12 – Purposeful summaries on 5 academic sources
    – By summarizing it will be easier to make claims of your own
    – The White Paper is a work in progress
    – It will be informal and uneven

    Working Hypothesis 1
    – “When you detail in precise language an argument you believe could be supported by material you have already found or expect to find.”

    Working Hypothesis 2
    – “To demonstrate that you haven’t hardened your position and are willing to consider alternate findings, declare a second hypothesis the research might support.”

    Current state of the research paper
    – Describe in a paragraph how you’re feeling so far about the progress you’ve made
    – Could be confessional
    – A self-assessment of how your research is shaping up
    – How your opinions have changed or altered

    Look over Professor’s White Paper on Polio for reference


  18. 10/5 notes
    In class today, we started by looking at the analogy of the rabbit hole while writing. When doing research, the rabbit hole is good, and we should follow it where it leads. Stop when you find a rabbit, prove the rabbit, better yet, find a puppy and prove the puppy. By starting our hypotheses early and narrowing them down, we have already gotten the ball rolling. Then, we looked at the PTSD claims and learned that there can be multiple claims in a sentence. We then talked about early warnings about hypotheses. Avoid worn out topics. There are many reasonable topics that have just been completely exhausted. In our research process, we must have 5 academic sources, not just blog posts and newspaper articles.


  19. ziggy026 says:

    Find as much research as possible, but not so much that you get distracted and stray away from what is most important.
    Don’t wait to find all of the sources and information needed to properly conduct research and come to an accurate conclusion.
    Make sure that sources and topics are not so commonly used that it is difficult to write an interesting paper.
    If the topic is overused it should be done well and the writing should be above average
    An overused topic also increases the risk of plagiarism and the chance of failure.
    Make sure to include bibliography material and ALL sources

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  20. venom2929 says:

    – It is ok to go down the rabbit hole when researching and find something different from what you initially wanted.
    – Securing a hypothesis early is the smartest way to be successful in the class and get work done on time.
    -Having well documented research early on will be helpful to your final papers
    Its ok to have more than one hypothesis, because of the possibility of finding something in research down the road.
    – Conferences will help with hypothesis and maybe help with a new idea
    – Can’t negotiate a broad topic, will most likely end up in failure
    White paper
    . 5 new summaries
    . Link to sources in your white paper
    .sketch the bibliographic data
    . purposefully summarize new sources
    White Paper assignment
    . 2 working hypothesis
    . 5 academic sources
    . topics for smaller papers
    . current state of research paper


  21. chickendinner says:

    When seeking information to form an argument, the more unusual and unexpected information is, the more potential value it holds.
    One sentence can contain a multitude of claims if you assess it closely enough.
    Overly vague hypotheses, especially on popular topics, carry the risk of academic laziness and even plagiarism.


  22. minutemen14 says:

    -There is no wrong turn or waste of time while researching as long as your topic is focused
    -“You could go looking for a rabbit and find a puppy”. In other words you could find something even better than expected.

    -You have to completely break down a sentence, as most times you can find multiple types of claims.
    -Attention to detail in sentences can inspect the validity of the claim/claims.

    Do not keep your topic so broad that even 3000 words will not be enough to be conclusive. Narrow it down to a specific part that you can produce a fully informative paper .

    White Paper
    Getting your thoughts down on paper as abstract as you want as long as it is somewhat organized and coherent with the ideas you want to get across. Includes working hypothesis, 5 sources, purposeful summaries for sources, topics for smaller papers and current state of research.

    Make sure to fully specify your claim in full detail. Example: Claiming something causes pollution, but not fully explaining what type of pollution will leave questions and uncertainties in what you’re trying to claim.


  23. zipemup1 says:

    Today we began the day with a discussion about research tips. When researching it is okay to come across information that was not initially meant to be found. We should continue to research our topic and find more sources. We also also have been assigned the white paper assignment.


  24. imaspookyghost says:

    Research leading you down a rabbit hole. If you can find an entire new field of information you can completely drop your original hypothesis and begin with a new one. Instead of wasting your time brainstorming start by reading in your area of interest.
    Your thesis angle or perspective should end up changing into something else.
    white paper will be a display of this process taking place.
    Early drafts followed by feedback followed by revision followed by feedback.


  25. kilotoon says:

    What we did in class:

    We watched a video where lights imitated a classical song
    Spoke about research and how it can lead you down a rabbit hole. If you find a rabbit, good. It is better if you find a puppy.
    We confirmed our appointments for conferences
    White paper assignment was assigned and is due next week
    We were told to respond to the feedback given to us and it was recommended that we turn on notifications
    We spoke about plagiarism, and that it will lead to expulsion. It is better to withdraw or take the zero than get caught plagiarizing.


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