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ENGLISH 1111-99
 
DISCUSSIONS
 
*Write a short essay of introduction for the class. Your essay should be a minimum of three paragraphs, fully developed. Return at a later time to read the self-introductions of your class peers.
 
*This prompt has a number of questions. Please respond to each question with a complete paragraph. Please be as concrete and specific as possible to facilitate effective communication. Provide examples, illustrations and definitions where appropriate. ~At this time, what is your proposed major / career choice? (If you are undecided, please make a possible choice for the purpose of discussion.) ~To the best of your knowledge, what kinds of writing are required for your major / career? Be specific. ~To the best of your knowledge, how much writing is required in your major / career? ~To the best of your knowledge, what is the major goal or purpose of the writing performed in your major / career? Be specific. This discussion topic is set for anonymous postings. Please sign your posting, using your Inver Hills student I.D. #.
 
MIT VIDEO LECTURE
 
Listen to  MIT audio-video:  Go to <http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/229/> and click on "Play Now."  Time
Index: Video length is 55:49.
Due:  01.14

 
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Interdisciplinary Studies 1125-99
 

~~09:  Go to
<http://www.nap.edu/html/howpeople1/>, How People Learn, an E-book on
cognition, thinking and learning.  Read  Part I:  Introduction
<http://www.nap.edu/html/howpeople1/ch1.html>,
"Learning :  From Speculation to Science."  Read the first ten or so
paragraphs, up to "Focus:  People, Schools...."  Of course, you are welcome
to read the entire introduction, if you choose.  After the assigned reading
in the Introduction, go to Part II, Learners and Learning
<http://www.nap.edu/html/howpeople1/ch2.html>, and read "How Experts Differ
from Novices."  Read the entire piece for general ideas.  While reading,
keep in mind problem solving and your individual thought processes when
confronted with a problem, whether large or small.  Enjoy the reading!

~~10
Go to "Baseline Writing Requirements for the Course" under NUTS AND BOLTS in CONTENT.  Read and complete.  Note:  There is a short reading assignment in LINKS required with this, along with the composition of a self-introductory essay in DISCUSSION.

 
LINKS: 
 
 
 
DISCUSSIONS WRITING
 
Using the guidelines for essay writing provided in "Nuts and Bolts" in CONTENT, write a short essay (several paragraphs in length, fully developed) in which you introduce yourself to the class. The information you provide us is up to you; however, minimally, provide your name and also some detail on how you generally approach problem-solving, including how effective a problem-solver you are. After you post your essay, return at a later time to read the essays of the class.