In preparation for our in class activity on Thursday. You should have exchanged Part II of your assignment with someone else in class. Take a look at the final paper topic of your partner and see if you can answer these questions:
1) what is the problem space?
2) what argument is this student making?
3) do the references/sources seem relevant and specific to the final paper topic?
Also, take a look at the outlines you generated last Thursday available here.
Don’t forget to check out the Pew Internet and American Life Project website for recent data and reports that might be useful for your final paper. The report on technology ownership across the generations that we discussed in class is available here. The graph of technology ownership trends (2006-2012) is here.
See this recent article (2010) titled “The Network in the Garden: Designing Social Media for Rural Life” by Eric Gilbert, Karrie Karahalios, and Christian Sandvig. Thanks to Michael for locating this.
Pennyfarthing racers (the Ordinary bicycle) 2010
Powerpoint slides for today’s lecture are available here. Please take a look at the “notes” section where I have added further explanation including some notes on how to distinguish between “empirical work” and “argumentative essays.”
For those who are interested: