Review the Moodle research question activity.
With a partner, discuss and share your progress.
- What is your current research question?
- What has been published recently on topic X?
- Who are two authors who engage with the same subject, but come to different conclusions? (In other words, they disagree.)
As you explore your issue, can you expand your sources so that you have at least two scholarly authors on one side, and at least two on the other (four sources total)?
If, during class on Wednesday,
- you can present your four scholarly sources (two in favor of one view, two in favor of another view), and
- you draft a thesis statement that demonstrates
- your ability to take a stand on a debatable claim that arises from your sources,
- stating a claim that a rational person might disagree with,
- stating a claim that you can defend by quoting details from the sources, and
- you present your sources in class (save copies on your computer, or bring printouts)
- and you write your sources up in a complete Works Cited list
…then you are excused from class Monday the 31st. (There will be some online homework, but you won’t need to attend class that day.)
On Monday the 31st, you are free to leave class as soon as you show me an acceptable Works Cited list and thesis statement.