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Monday, Jan 10th

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Science Fiction Monday, January 17th/11
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Identity: same/smaeness
-The quality of condition of being the same in substance, composition, nature,
properties, or in particular qualities under consideration; absolute or
essential sameness; oneness.
-The sameness of a person or thing at all times or in all circumstances; the
condition or fact that a person or thing is itself and not something else;
individuality, personality.
Psychological, emotional
Biological, physiological
Environmental, geographical
Identify a TOPIC
Define the SCOPE (narrow topics)
Gather EVIDENCE and look for patterns
Make a preliminary INTERPRETATION
Ask questions to challenge your initial reaction.
Define the Scope:
Scope- the specific parts of the topic you will discuss
-establish the claims that you can realistically make given the evidence
available and any time or space restrictions
-focus on specific, concrete details
-focus on explaining the significance of those details in a passage, a series of
related passages, a scene, a chapter, etc.. and within the text as a whole.
Review your topic, evidence, and preliminary interpretation. What
ultimately is the significance and relevance of your analysis? What does it say
about your topic and your evidence?
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