Day Five Handout

CRTW 201

Dr. Fike

YOU MUST HAVE NOSICH'S BOOK OR A PHOTOCOPY OF CHAPTER 2 TODAY. IF YOU DO NOT, PLEASE GO TO THE LIBRARY AND GET IT.

 

Announcements:

 

 

ITEMS FOR YOUR TOOLBOX FROM WRITING ANALYTICALLY (on reserve at the library)

WA, chapters 1-3

 

 

MORE ON TOMPKINS AND THE ELEMENTS

When approaching a text, try to identify the problem being addressed (e.g., "the Problem of History" in Tompkins's essay, which is that the texts through which we know history reflect authorial bias). The problem will be very close to the element that Nosich calls "purpose" and question at issue. Re. Tompkins:

Here is another example:

See Nosich 51: "If purpose is what you are trying to accomplish, the question at issue [Q at I] is the more specific question you are addressing to achieve that purpose."

 

 

ELEMENTS EXERCISE 2 (15 minutes)

 

 

HERE ARE SOME NOTES ON THE ELEMENTS

See Nosich 61: There can be alternatives within all 8 elements as well as alternatives to context. Note: You're all used to alts already as in "thinking outside the box." However, alts in CRTW are not an element in their own right (if they were, they would be on the wheel of elements). Instead, they exist WITHIN the other elements: alternative contexts, points of view, concepts, assumptions, etc. N 58: "alternatives encompass the different choices that could be made in the reasoning."

QUESTIONS?

 

 

Questions: Can you draw thee following relationships?

 

 

Additional points:

 

 

Additional elements:

 

SEE-I ON FACTS

  

Can you see why Nosich says on 66 that facts are "a misleading element"? Do you see a connection to Tompkins's article? Historians failed to see that the relationship between information and point of view/context is subjective.

 

 

WRITING EXERCISE ON PAPER 1 ASSIGNMENT: 15 minutes

Introduction: 5 minutes.

Do the following: 10 minutes.

As a whole class, we will discuss what you learned by doing this exercise.