Cognitive Miser Quiz
These are all questions that you have the information to answer. However, you will have a limited time to answer these. This is to illustrate how your brain works, not to test your knowledge. Do the best you can. Don’t answer “I don’t know.” Give it a guess.
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So far we’ve dabbled with methods of marginal and holistic annotation. Today I’m going to introduce a third way you can annotate, that borrows strategies from both but also introduces some new ones, a method that allows readers to act like users and interact over a shared text. There are many ways this technology already exists, through the popular highlights features on Kindle and Medium, and comments within music tracks in Soundcloud (just to name a few).
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Money quotes from “The Business of Internet Outrage”
Activity: Open your holistic annotation + money quotes Google Doc in your WRT folder and:
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1. Copy + paste a significant quote from the podcast.
2. Explain what is happening at that point in the podcast and why this quote is clarifying, special, or otherwise important.
3. Raise a question, draft a brief response, pose an objection or a passionate agreement — basically anything that is sticking with you after the podcast.
4. Once you are finished, paste it into the appropriate 💰🗯 class doc:
[Sec 2/9:30 a.m.]
[Sec 3/12:30 p.m.]
Follow up from from last class:
Slides from Cloud :
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-Sec 3 — groups 3 +4
-Sec 4 — groups 3, 4, + 5
Today’s lesson is transitional; we move away from the granular fact-checking we did in Unit 1, and take a step back to ask some of the more difficult questions of the course. Let’s begin by taking a look at the Unit 2 description.
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