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17 Feb 2011
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LECTURE Feb. 17, 2011
Assignment due right after reading week
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The process is outlined in the slides, like the example given
Can give answer in short paragraphs to the listed questions
oTo help thinking
Really important to look at the thesis
Research the area probably unlikely to find something on the essay itself
oMaybe research a particular genre
oResearch in relation to the needs of the thesis
oMAYBE RESEARCH ON METAPHORS
Different metaphors
How did your research help revise your thesis
oAnswer first questions help find first thesis
oResearch will help with revising the thesis
Revised thesis is the thesis of PART C
oHow has research impacted the first thesis
PART A is the first thesis
PART B is the annotated bibliography
Continuing on from the previous weeks lecture:
Start with broad thesis
….
Now, having looked up research, seems other critics disagree with the tentative
thesis
oPROBLEM: undercutting thesis
oThis is part 3 of the assignment negotiating secondary research with
first thesis
Carter is collapsing binaries at every turn
Consider weight of opposition if considering revising thesis after research
oQualifier added to account for opposition?
If research does not directly oppose it
oResearch directly contradicting thesis
If can counter effectively via text, dont need to incorporate into
thesis
If cannot counter effectively, revise thesis
Depends on weight and ability to rebut the research
oAddress and qualify the argument
Likely will be defining and narrowing definitions
oUnderstanding the context, what the narrative strategy’s doing
WHY~?
Are there any holes in the narrative?
How are they qualifying their arguments?
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The process is outlined in the slides, like the example given.  can give answer in short paragraphs to the listed questions: to help thinking.  really important to look at the thesis.  research the area probably unlikely to find something on the essay itself: maybe research a particular genre, research in relation to the needs of the thesis, maybe research on metaphors.  how did your research help revise your thesis: answer first questions help find first thesis, research will help with revising the thesis.  revised thesis is the thesis of part c: how has research impacted the first thesis.  now, having looked up research, seems other critics disagree with the tentative thesis: problem: undercutting thesis, this is part 3 of the assignment negotiating secondary research with first thesis.  carter is collapsing binaries at every turn. If research does not directly oppose it: research directly contradicting thesis.

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