MODR 1770B Note 15
- The test will be on March 20 open book where we apply the skills to a
- Our assignment is due on Sunday, March 31 on Midnight.
- We need step two in order to further evaluate step six
- For Step 3, we need at least 3 (the more the better) questions
o You need to properly formulate the conceptual questions
- Step 4 must look like an argument
o Identify where the premise is from
- The Preliminary chart looks at synonyms and associations as to how the two
main concepts were used
o Some synonyms may occur in step 2
o The preliminary chart isn’t required during the presentation; instead
he wants a 1-paragraph summary.
- Step 6.1: This is about how the concepts were used within the article,
o He wants to know where we get the concepts to evaluate from in step
o Are the concepts clearly defined in step 6.1?
o We’re supposed to evaluate 4 concepts from step 6.1
Go back to our Step 2 list, and choose 4 concepts from there –
choose concepts that are better used.
o E.g. Agency: it occurs in several paragraphs (¶2,7,8,10)
Give him two pieces of evidence where you quote those two
pieces of evidence where the concept is used or has occurred
How does the author define the concept?
o Agency can be self-awareness, or individuals
Label it as: Evidence 1, Evidence 2, etc.
After you identify the concept and the two evidences,
you must analyze the specific context.
o Give one piece of rationale why these two
characteristics (evidence) are sufficient.
We must do this procedure for four concepts
o If the author does not evaluate the concept well
enough, we have to note their failure.
o Keeping your own analysis in mind, examine the author’s use of these
Begin with an articulation of the author’s use of concepts, Note
his/her definition, associations, and equivalences
Consider the following questions:
Are the author’s concepts clearly defined or are they
vague? If they are vague, you should discuss how the concept can mean multiple things and how this is
o This is easy because you’re dealing with evidence.
o Make sure you’re sourcing the article and taking specific evidence.
o The difference between evidence and characteristic is the evidence is
a sentence (group of), whereas characteristics are specific coverage
o Are the concepts too narrow? Does their narrowness omit anything?
E.g. science: evidence, observation, hypothesis, deduction,
Sometimes an author will use a concept, but leave our
key evidence to trick you
Germanic – method. Ghost in German means spirit (this means
reasonable – what is reasonable at the moment
In German context, law is considered to be a science
because as long as you’re reasoning you’re using a
- Step 6.2:
o We have to evaluate two concepts in 6.2;
Choose one that is too narrow, and one that is too wide.
Give him the evidence (sen