August 29, 2007

meeting notes: August 29

For everyone who couldn’t make it (or the people who did come and forgot what was said) here’s what happened last night at the weekly jamboree. We planned to come with the first assignment so that we could get some feedback and focus our ideas before class.

Wonder of wonders … people actually brought their work and ideas to the meeting tonight. Keep reading for a very rough paraphrase of each person's idea and then notes on the discussion we had following it. Also, next week our brave students face a new challenge – the return of formal class schedules – whatever shall they do? Find out at the end!

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August 22, 2007

meeting notes: August 22

For everyone who missed it, we had another productive meeting last night. Everyone went around the table and said what they were thinking about and we gave each other some suggestions for focusing topics and extending research. Justin suggested that we might use a business technique called the SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for Strengths / Weaknesses / Opportunities / Threats and allows you to try to predict where your ideas might fail and then address those issues. We'll think about that for next time.

Also for next meeting everyone should try to bring a first draft of their Hypothesis and Thesis Statement. Since its due in less than two weeks anyway this isn't any hardship and it'll be a good kick in the pants to get moving on it for those of us (me!) who've been avoiding it. Looking forward to next week. Same time, same station.