- Discuss the ways that you are going to keep track of the research you are doing. Make lists of the places you are exploring and what useful tips you can offer with regards to finding materials. Use the ideas covered in the lecture and Clark’s book to illuminate the path for others. Act as though you are writing your own guide to conducting research.
The primary ways I will keep track of my research is using technology. When I am online, I bookmark everything that I find helpful into a SCAD > Thesis folder in Safari, which will sync across my devices. On Amazon, I created a Wish List for my Thesis of books that I want to consider/buy. On my iPad, my favorite app is GoodNotes, where I can write with my stylus just like I’m writing in a notebook. So I have a SCAD folder with a Thesis Prep “notebook” for all of my freewriting. I also have a Mind Maps app, which lets me conveniently create Mind Maps that can be exported. Both of my key iPad apps sync to my Dropbox account for backups. And of course, there is my blog to document additional thoughts and progress.
- Discuss how you are planning to ‘map’ texts, per Clark’s book.
The strategies for mapping texts that stood out to me most was getting the topical overview, considering the impact the writing as a whole is trying to make, and consider why I am reading the text (how will this help me define my problem or support my argument, and making notes about it as I go).
Unit 2: Additional Questions to Answer
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