Discussion: Main Idea
Engaged, curious reading is an essential first step toward being able to create scholarly arguments. In Discussion this week, you practice â€œjoining the conversationâ€ by creating an argument in response to a reading.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review the materials on critical reading strategies and on the MEAL plan for paragraphs.
- Read the provided article in the Learning Resources, taking note of where the authors make claims and support them with evidence.
- Read actively, taking notes and asking questions. If you are a hands-on type of learner, you might find it helpful to print out the excerpt and mark it up physically; use whatever methods are most effective for you as a reader.
- Decide what kind of argument you might make based on what youâ€™ve read.
*********Post your initial 1- to 2-paragraph response that addresses the following:
- What is an argument you can make about the topic based on this article? This sentence will serve as the main idea sentence in your eventual MEAL plan paragraph.
- Explain why you have chosen this argument as a critical reader.
Rogers-Shaw, C., & Carr-Chellman, D. (2018). Developing care and socio-emotional learning in first year doctoral students: Building capacity for success. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 13, 233â€“252. https://doi.org/10.28945/4064