I wrote about big cat in danger and want to to do this for me.
Now that you have finished collecting and analyzing sources for your project, your goal is to assemble all that research in one document and begin reflecting on what you have learned from the process.
Look back at your four Researching Rhetorically posts. Then write a 500-word reflection on this assignment process. In addition to reflecting on your findings, your reflection should discuss the ways in which this activity informed your understanding of research. The following questions are designed to help you think about what you can discuss in this reflection:
- What were you curious about when you looked at this organization/movement and the texts they create and the texts about them? What interests you? What did you want to investigate? In your opinion, why should people care about this issue?
- Look at the conversation as a whole. What background information do readers need in order to follow the conversation you are writing about? Based on your sources, what are the various viewpoints in this conversation? On what points do your sources generally agree or disagree?
- What do you now understand about the larger conversation surrounding this topic as a result of listening to various voices and perspectives? What does it show you about the ways that conversations about important topics take place and who is involved in those conversations?
- Reflect on your experience conducting research in this way. What did you learn about the way research takes place in a 21st century/ digital context? How does this expand upon, change, and/or complicate your previous notions of research? What questions do you have about future research you may have to do, in college or after?
- Based on this activity, what do you think it means to be an active and informed listener when it comes to understanding a topic and forming your opinion on that topic?
- How might rhetorical analysis (looking at the way a text is constructed) help you choose reliable sources in future.