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Contexts for Inquiry Chapter 9 Notes

by: Keller Spitts

Contexts for Inquiry Chapter 9 Notes ENG 111

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Composition: Literature
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this chapter talked us through the process of inquiry, and how to properly form questions based on a topic of interest
Composition: Literature
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Date Created: 10/14/15
Contexts for Inquiry Chapter 9 Initiating a Line of Inquiry Inquiry grows out of questions like What are the concerns of the authors I ve been reading What situations motivate them to write What framescontexts do they use to construct their arguments What is my argument in response to their writing What is at stake in my argument or What could be effected by my argument Who will be interested in reading my essay How can I connect with sympathetic and antagonistic readers What evidence can I produce to support my argument and persuade my readers What objections are my readers likely to raise 1 Identify and research an issue that compels you to respond Draw on your own personal experience adds pathos and ethos to your paper easier to write on something you re passionate about iuminates the connection between theory and reality your story can strengthen your argument the reader may be able to connect with your argument better if it has and element of humanity attached to it your personal experience ldentify what s open to dispute a topic with conflicting viewstheories Resist binary thinking avoid eitheror thinking life is complicated so your issue will be as well Build on the existing ideas of others strengthens both their argument and yours different perspectives add more complexity to your argument Read other papers on this issue make sure you know the topic discover how other writers frame their arguments in a way which draws emphasis towards specific ideas and key points Consider the constraints of the situation understand the situation which makes the issue understand which demographic will most likely access your work change vocabulary accordingly ength and medium can effect this as well reactions will be different depending on the demographic 2 Formulating IssueBased Questions Refine your topic list what interests you about it and what you re curious about ldentify your issue within that topic what would you like to address Formulate your question reform your topic of interest into a question that addresses it ex topic violence in video games question Does violence in video games make children more aggressive Acknowledge your audience who you will be writing to changes how you need to deliver your message


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