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  1. Nov 2017
    1. Trust is particularly important because feedback can lead to big changes in our writing. But trust has to be earned. Gaining confidence in the quality of the feedback we get and give occurs over time, with practice.

      I feel like this could be remedied by being taught a standard way to edit and revise

    2. Copyedits are surface-level changes—spelling, grammar, syntax—that are best left until the last stage of the writing process, after revision is mostly complete.

      Every single peer review session i have done this is what happens. It is helpful but not the goal

    3. Graduate student Rebecca Zantjer explains how being told to delete half of what she’d written freed her to improve her work.

      I think this is a problem in lot of academic writing. Students just focus on the quantity and meeting that page requirement and not the quality of the work.

    1. Whenever possible, let students choose what they want to read and topics they want to learn more about

      I think this sounds good on paper but personally feel as if more structure can be useful

    1. How are you learning

      sort of the study smarter not harder thing. If student can identify what works best for them so they can learn more efficiently then they can learn more overall and not be as overwhelmed.

    2. Reflective Journals

      In all of my experiences with reflective journals in an educational setting they have been required by my professor. I found the tendency of these journals was to just recap what had been done in the course of the class. I also found them being assigned just as an assignment and nothing really being taken from the reflection, this then made it just something to do just for the grade and not for real self evaluation.

    3. notice the students must “know about” these strategies, not just practice them.

      Does this mean that students must be taught the strategies first before they can think about and use them?

    1. Metacognition can be developed in students in the context of their current goals and can enhance their learning of competencies as well as transfer of learning, no matter their starting achievement level.

      I think it is problematic to assign a one size fits all solution to learning processes for different individuals

    2. important for students preparing for real-life situations where clear-cut divisions of disciplines fall away and one must select competencies from the entire gamut of their experience to effectively apply them to the challenges at hand.

      So all of the perks of a liberal arts education essentially?

    3. Metacognition

      So meta

  2. Nov 2016
    1. I refuse to believe that the presidents and chairmen of the boards of these big corporations want their corporate image to consist exclusively of a solemn voice in an echo chamber, or a pretty girl opening the door of a refrigerator, or a horse that talks.

      This connects to the topic I discussed when we talked about activist media two weeks ago. The image of these big corporations is very important to them, and a long voice representing them in not ideal in producing a solid image. The voice of many gives the illusion that others are involved.

    2. It is not necessary to remind you of the fact that your voice, amplified to the degree where it reaches from one end of the country to the other, does not confer upon you greater wisdom than when your voice reached only from one end of the bar to the other

      I think this applied perfectly to the internet. The internet makes it easier than ever to connect with people across the country and even across the world. I think that when people hide behind a keyboard and profess opinions and such over the internet they become (in their mind) much braver and more intelligent than in real life. This results in the disconnect from what they would say on the internet to what they would say in person.

  3. Jan 2016
    1. This article examines commentaryabout these two contemporary examples of political caricature onSNL: Will Ferrell’sGeorge W. Bush during the 2000 election, and Tina Fey’s SarahPalin during the2008 election, and shows the reasons the Fey parody was partially responsible forturning opinion in the journalistic sphere against her, where the Ferrell parody didnot accomplish this.

      The purpose of the article


    1. and each success is unrelated to whatever comes next.

      It is easy to study and work just to get the grade but not to retain the information after the grade has been given.

    2. I also believe that one of the chief sources of student anxiety is the lack of freedom of choice they perceive when it comes to their own educations

      I think this could be translated into not knowing what the professor is looking for. The process and the product itself can b limited to what the student believes will make the professor happy and ultimately get them the good grade.

    3. leaving the course armed with a flexible, constantly developing writing process adaptable to audience and occasion

      Flexibility in the context of education is an extremely valuable tool. Learning is a process that cannot be laid out at the beginning of the semester with no fluctuations.

    4. “Proficient,” “Above Proficient,” and “Below Proficient”

      I feel as if more levels and a greater break down would be more efficient just based on what I have read so far about grading contracts.

    5. who are thoroughly conditioned to only care about that number anyway.

      I throughly appreciate the idea of a grading contract however I feel like it will be an adjustment just for this simple fact. At the end of the semester most students are just worried about what grade is going on their transcripts and not how or how much of the information is actually retained.

    1. And if a student owns their own domain, as she moves from grade to grade and from school to school, all that information — their learning portfolio — can travel with them.

      Can also serve as a personal filing cabinet. Useful for things like building portfolios, where you can go back and present past work.

    2. But we also talked a lot more about digital citizenship, safety, control, design, etc. The kids saw the site much more as their own and their responsibility.”

      Sort of draws similarities to getting a child a puppy of their own and making them take care of it themselves, therefore teaching them responsibility.

    3. rarely do schools give students the opportunity to demonstrate the good work that they do publicly.

      Or by association, monitor themselves what the post, and how they present themselves online.

    4. “I wanted them to see and be aware of all of the options and the control that they are giving up when services such as Facebook are their primary web presence,”

      It could also translate as a warning about other previously used forms of social media. It demonstrates what little control they have of the content they post of other sites.

    5. It is, after all, their education, their intellectual development, their work.

      This also can somewhat instill a sense of pride in what students produce. Instead of just turning it in for a grade and never seeing it again past that point, it follows the student making them want to only produce the best they can.

    6. It isn’t simply a blog or a bit of Web space and storage at the school’s dot-edu, but their own domain — the dot com (or dot net, etc) of the student’s choosing.

      UMW Blogs is a tool that has been encouraged and made necessary in many of my other classes. The blog is your own however, it is run and managed by the school itself.




    1. Perhaps it’s what makes education so susceptible to this too — learning can be a moment of such vulnerability and such powerful connection.

      Education is so susceptible to this because communication and connections are so important in the learning process.

    2. These were the early days of academic blogging, when there appeared to be very little support for the sorts of public scholarship that we see now via blogs.

      New methods of learning and teaching, and most new innovations don't always take right away. They need time for people to really see what they are all about before people will trust them, and make them really useful.

    3. Our social connections mapped. Warrantless spying by governments – not just on suspected terrorists, but on all of us.

      The Google scale, while a mostly good thing, can be used for negative. If many different aspects of google are used by one person, that allows for many different aspects of that persons life to be transfered into data and then acquired by outside sources.

    4. Our technological world necessitates thinking in and working in and expanding at scale. Or that’s the message from the tech and business sector at least: scale is necessary; technological progress demands it.

      This method of thinking could be a possible hinderance of innovation. If when thinking and creating ideas, one shouldn't be bogged down with wondering "Does it scale?".

    5. Perhaps because academia doesn’t do that good a job at promoting its scholarship to the public — you know, “in organizing the world’s information and making it universally accessible and useful.”

      Wouldn't this be a good thing for academia? I feel like the organization of the information could only be used as a tool.

    6. Google looks less and less like a library card catalog, if you will, that helps us find what we’re searching for on the Web.

      There has been a shift in original product produced from Google. Previously used as a means of finding things on the web, there has been a sort of "rebranding" of Google into producing technological innovations.