so yeah the harry potter movie was great and all, but whats up the lit review? man was that a ton of work! but i am glad I did it because now basically all my research is done and I am totally pumped up because of it.
Hey is anyone else excited about the new Harry Potter movie, the Goblet of Fire, that came out today. I know I am. I want to go see it in IMAX. Anyone want to come with?
I think that Chap 14 is good overview of how to form more complicated arguments, building on what the last few chapters had presented
I thought our speaker did a great job today presenting Refworks. She was really energetic and made things easy to understand. I think it's pretty awesome how it will cite works in your paper for you-makes things a lot easier!
ppl better read the ch, because i will be making you read and answer questions
I hope our presentation on Friday made Causal arguments a little more clear for everyone. Sorry if some parts were hard to understand or a little off the subject (like Dennis' presentation) hahah-no just kidding, sorry Dennis!! But I really think being able to critique and review each other's arguments will be very helpful for our final papers.
I'm currently taking an intro to logic Philosophy and course, and I'm noticing more and more how much the two mirror each other. Although in our book, it is outlinede in the first few chapter that written arguments should be nothing like how we interpret and symbolize arguments in sentential or predicate logic. But really, the are similar. A causal argument would involve the premises being made up of material conditionals in order to derive your conclusion. We also deal with existential and universal quantifiers in both classes. Is there anyone else that has taken both of these classes and noticed the correlation?
I think the information provided in Chapter 12 regarding causal arguments will be very helpful in writing our final papers, because it will help us critique our arguments (as well as other student's arguments we peer edit). This can help us make sure the information we provide in our papers is convincing and succesfully supports our argument.
I am writing a causal argument myself, and I read a piece of work by an author claiming that there is no way to prove indefinetely that one thing causes another just because one follows the other. I agree in a sense, but in that case how can we make a strong argument proving one event leads to another eventually causing it?
playing the devils advocate: refworks does save time with bibliographies, but it also takes away from us learning how to reference sources...if we are relying on refworks to site all of our sources, what happens in a few years when we dont have refworks and need to reference by ourselves?
(sorry this was a horrible blog)
This concept will help writing my paper, because it will help me form a good flow. Going from one idea to the next in an orderly fashion
I am so glad Roopa told us about Refworks. It is very helpful and it will save tons of time when working on Bibliographies. I see many of you are confused on how to use it-I recommend going through the step-by-step start up it offers. It is a little long, but it gives great directions and explains how to use it properly and effectively.
ok so that was left on for a little longer than roopa might have liked, so I am sorry. Ok so whats the deal with refworks, those of you who have used it, do you like it? why or why not.
Chapeter 10 really made the claims easy to catagorize. It definately helps narrow your focus down. Once your focus is narrowed and your audience is addressed then you can clearly cover everything you need to in your paper.
RefWorks is really helpful, it is really going to make that section of our paper easy. I have never seen a program like this before.
Hairston, James. "Urban Storm Water Runoff" Agriculture and Home Economics. June 30, 1914
This article is about urban storm water runoff. The article explains what urban storm water runoff is and where it comes from. It explains how the water is effecting the enviroment and why the water is becoming polluted. It goes over how the water is being polluted with excess nitrogen and phosphrous.
This is an awesome feature - it makes the annotated bibliography assignment so much easier.
I think Chapter 10 will be helpful in writing our final papers, because it can help narrow down what exactly to write about. If you know the idea you want to get across you can figure out which claim type to use and then you will know how to format it. It can also help if you have a specific question you want to answer in your paper, because you know what you need to address in order to answer the question. It will also help us directly focus on our audience.
I found this chapter helpful eventhough it was very short. Having the different types of arguments defined helped me determine what approach I was going to take with my final project.
Well, here's one of my annotations. If anybody has a chance, look it over and give me some comments on it. Thank you.
Wilson, Clint C, and Felix Gutierrez. Race, Multiculturalism, and the Media. London: Sage Publications, 1995.
This book examined the relationship of the media to the people. By exploiting and discussing the racist aspects of media such as television, radio, newspapers, and even advertising, the authors support their explicit argument that American Media encourages discrimination among ethnic groups in America. Clint C. Wilson II holds a Master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. He has lectured at various colleges and universities, and led seminars at the American Press Institute. The University of Missouri awarded him with the Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism, and one of his works was cited among the 35” most significant books of the 20th century” by Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. He is currently professor of Journalism and Graduate Professor of Communication at Howard State University. The audience for which this work was created can be described as minority groups, most likely intellectuals and scholars of various ages, employed in or studying the field of journalism, communications, or advertising. This work informs my research by providing an aspect of the social separation advertising can create, not only between genders, but also races. It supports part of my claim, that advertising does not accurately represent the audience in which it intends to reach, and that in this century these trivial stereotypes are still subtly prevalent.
The annotation is extensive and exhaustive--informative and thorough. I'd watch out for grammatical errors though.
Is anyone else a little confused? Are we just supposed to outline our audience in a few paragraphs prior to listing out citations and annotations, or are we supposed to work it in? What if there isn't really a way to find out your audience's specific stance on an issue? Somebody Help!!!