4 November 2014
My strategy for our reading is:
- to read in a comfortable and quiet place with good lighting, my living room.
- to have some water nearby and a pad and pencil.
- reading the intro paragraph, the conclusion, and the first and last sentences of the other paragraphs through out the reading.
- annotate by using my pad and pencil simply by putting numbers in the margins and numbering my thoughts on the pad.
Thats my strategy for our reading and i think it will be a fairly good one.
we had spent the day outside talking about arguments and what makes a good one great. and how all arguments go back to the roots of arguments and rely on fundamentals to be great.
this book is pure evil and makes little sense until the last 2 pages we were asked to read made some sense summarizing what we read … at least i think it was summarizing it. the reading was awfully written and was barely understandable. it was written at a grade level well above 10th grade and was more like a doctorate degree level writing. so my whole group that showed up strongly disliked this reading and could make little to no sense of it.
well my major is accounting so i would’ve taken different notes that would’ve been more accurate and had just started with the diagram and tallied everyone who talked and also mad a note as to when the conversation shifted. so instead of wordy notes they would’ve been more mathematical and accurate.
the same people were talking for most of the time. a lot of people were silent. Luke, James, Sam_, CJ, and Bean were the main talkers. pretty much everyone was silent. the conversation had started off with answering the questions but had evolved to many more clarifying statements and answers. it was a pretty strait forward discussion with relative simplicity. it was good discussion with good results, but more people should’ve spoke up. this discussion was more like a five person discussion with the rest of us observing and taking notes.