- According to Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, writers should use the model of “entering the conversation” in their writing. What are the advantages of this model?
According to the reading, “The best academic writing has one underlying feature: it is deeply engaged with other people’s views”. This model makes it easy to do so. The main focus of the model is to provide a way to make writing more efficient, while also giving students a template that invokes more conscious, creative thinking. This gives students many advantages, like the ability to form thoughts and engage in argumentative writing correctly.
- The smarthistory videos on the schedule this week discuss how learning to look at artwork help us analyze other situations. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
After reviewing both videos, I certainly agree that analyzing & studying artwork can certainly have real-world applications. As the video stated, most essential jobs in the country are very detail oriented. Paying extra attention to the small details in a painting can influence how people interpret it, just like different variables in certain real-world situations can affect their outcome. It can really be applied to anything from reading a book to watching your favorite tv shows. It’s an important skill that we start honing since young, curiosity helps us survive.