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badgerbag

Since some other teacher are reading this - here is the assignment I'm going to pass out in class. For once, I have a handout, which means I can give a more complex set of instructions without writing it all over the board or explaining it 12 times during class time.


In-class assignment: Citation, Summary, Being Concise
=======================================================

Write a paragraph in response to this blog and the comments. Be very clear who you are citing. Use indirect citation and paraphrasing or summary rather than direct quotes. Keep in mind that you are explaining the blog itself and some controversial ideas to a person who has NOT read or heard of it.

Sentence one: Explain what the project is and who did it.
Sentence two: Explain a point that one of the commenters made.
Sentence three: Explain a point that a different commenter made.
Sentence four: Respond to the project yourself.
Sentence five: Explain how your opinion relates to the other commenters.


If you are talking about something an anonymous commenter said, you can say something like, "An anonymous commenter at Hungry For a Month felt that...." You might refer to a named commenter as follows:

"Goethe Girl," a commenter at Hungry for a Month, responded with the idea that...

or

Another Hungry for a Month commenter named "Logic" pointed out that....


Sentence five may be the hard part. You might pick a structure like this:

Though Goethe Girl thinks that blah blah, and the anonymous commenter was offended at blahdeblah, I think something else.

or

While many commenters pointed out flaws in Evan Stein's project such as X and Y, the project made me think about Z, and I thought blah blah blah.

If you agree with a commenter's response, make that clear. You must explain why you agree or disagree IN YOUR OWN WORDS.

Those are just two possible ways to address that 5th and concluding sentence. Think of it as the knot at the end of the braid. It ties all the ideas together in a way that shows you understand and have synthesized the relationships of different ideas from different sources.

Jess

Badger--
Mildly confused... Shouldn't they read the comments if they're going to have to write about them in their in-class exercise?
-J

badgerbag

I put together a page of selected comments for them which I emailed out and will also print and hand out in class! 8-)

Jess

Makes so much more sense! And you introduced me to hungryforamonth, which I hadn't read before. Thanks.

WhatLadder

I am so torn on the issue of summarising. I mean, YES, it is an important tool, but when students get into my class, I want them to get beyond summary and into analysis, and it seems like a lot of them who have been taught to summarise have a real struggle to get beyond it. The result is that when I ask for analysis, reflection or comment on a reading, I often get summaries instead.

I really like your questions, though, because they are more provocative, and the stealth citation exercise is awesome.

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