Day 12 - Tuesday
- re: papers
- library tour: questions? usefulness?
- today's goals:
1) problem statement review
2) emphasis on conceptual problems
3) problem statement workshopping with problem statements
II. Problem Statement Review
- What is a problem?
- What is a problem statement? What are its parts?
What is it modeled after? [a narrative]
- Why is a problem statement important? Where does
it go in a paper?
- How does it function as an aspect of
- What are the two basic types of problems?
[tangible and conceptual] What is the difference between them?
Which is type is more commonly the basis of academic papers? Which
type is more dramatic/compelling?
B. Story Time
Two stories: Lassie and Wilfred Gordon McDonald
Partridge. The first models a conceptual problem, the second models a
tangible one. While I read, identify each story's status quo,
destabilizing condition, consequences, and resolution.
C. Conceptual Problem Focus
Class brainstorming possible status quos/
destabilizing conditions (handout)/ consequences/ resolutions for
III. Class Workshopping
Using skeletal problem statements, volunteers "tell"
their problem statements like a fairy tale.
IV. Group Workshopping
In groups of 4 and 5, students "tell" their problem
statements like fairy tales.
statements written out in paragraph form with preludes.