Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blogging the Essay Two Workshop

Revising Essay Two

As students contemplate revising their draft, they should consider incorporating suggestions from the Peer Review, and also consider turning to their Twitter feed for critical thinking ideas and strategies.

How much evidence is needed?

A student approached me wondering how many slave memoirs were needed as evidence for the section on pre-war work culture. I replied anywhere from one to three, depending on how many texts the student felt were necessary. More importantly, however, I explained that students should be able to tell the reader whether or not a particular example from a particular slave memoir was "representative" of the memoirs or exceptional, and therefore not-representative.

Representative = an example that stands for many other examples
Exceptional = an example that is unique


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