October 24

My Class Notes: October 24th


  • molly made the claim that if we dress up we should get extra credit, the reason being we would put forth  more effort, their could be additional costs, or we could be embarrassed, some people might judge other people, some people aren’t planning on dressing up, some people might think their too old to dress up, some people may have classes before this class and can be considered a distraction,
  • arguments are everywhere, we are making claims constantly
  • counter claim, rebottle, giving evidence as to why not
  • making claims and providing evidence
  • Rebecca made the claim that judgment and embarrassment aren’t the same
  • The reasons being for dressing would be because its fun, because its Halloween, its not socially acceptable to dress up any other days of the year, personal desire, it could be funny, we could get extra credit for it, to show off our costumes, make connections with other people wearing costumes, its a tradition, or it could be not a tradition for some people and they want to change that, getting your cost worth out of your costume, or to join into the festivities
  • counter proposal because as a scholar bill needs to be able to give an academic reason for points that are given
  • those who show up in a costume on Friday to show that we understand the arguments for and against the argument we had today, and that we engaged
  • an academic argument is back and forth, get a half letter grade bumped up on the final self assessment
  • we have reasoned discussions with people all the time to get what we want
  • participated and learned from this conversation
  • we have to develop the skills of paraphrasing
  • understanding is followed by proof


  • put in a good chunk of time on blogging
  • todays notes
  • essay can be developed from these notes
  • writing is connected to talking, your writing will improve when you pay attention to the way we talk

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