Agenda THU JAN 19

  • Debrief from TUE JAN 17
    • Simplified Domain: Rowancomp2.com
  • 5 Adjectives Word Cloud
    • Your First Comment
  • Blog Mechanics Continued
    • Pages, Posts, and Comments
    • Links to Sources (such as Stone Money Sources)
    • Post Categories (such as Counterintuitivities)
  • Attendance and Class Notes on the Agenda
    • Comments on Agenda Pages
  • Small Group Interaction: Reactions to Stone Money Sources
    • Group Reports
  • A01: Stone Money
    • Close Review
  • Your First Post: Stone Money Brief Report

72 Responses to Agenda THU JAN 19

  1. nickalodeansallthat says:

    We learned how to take notes on WordPress by simply leaving thoughts in then”Leave a Reply” field.
    Got in groups to discuss the Island of Stone Money topic.
    Went into detail about how the blog set up certain features on the blog
    Had class discussion on the topic of money

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, nick, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      —What you’ve written here is a report about What Happened. What it should be is a record of What I Learned.

      —I’ll be making a similar distinction soon about the difference between What the Author Talked About, and What the Author Claimed.

      —WHAT THE AUTHOR TALKED ABOUT: The Author made several observations about the effect on the environment of burning huge amounts of fossil fuel. (This summary wastes 18 words telling us nothing.)

      —WHAT THE AUTHOR CLAIMED: The Author blamed the continuing irresponsible burning of fossil fuel for the catastrophic rise in the temperature of the globe. (This summary tells us in 20 words what argument the Author made.)

      Your Note: Got in groups to discuss the Island of Stone Money topic.
      Sample What I Learned: Realized the importance of studying the source materials when they’re assigned, before coming to class. Found out some of my classmates are well prepared.

      Your Note: Went into detail about how the blog set up certain features on the blog.
      Sample What I Learned: Discovered that when I publish, I need to put my posts into categories (my Username, the name of the assignment).

      Your Note: Had class discussion on the topic of money.
      Sample What I Learned: Instructor expects us to interact with the source material, not just summarize or cite it. “As much a thinking course as a writing course.”

      Again, nick, today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  2. bagels24 says:

    a good rule for writing well: have strong, complex ideas and express them simply in writing.

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, bagels, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      I appreciate that you reacted when I said “Fingers on keyboards!” What you recorded is an important note. But I won’t always instruct you when to record what turns out to be important, and what’s crucial to you might not be helpful to everyone (or vice versa).

      Note-taking is essential, not only to help you remember what you heard and did, but to fully engage you in the material. We don’t begin to own what we hear until we record it in our own words or communicate it to someone else.

      So again, bagels, today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  3. kingoflizards says:

    “Have a brilliant idea. Get the hell out of the way”
    -recipe for good ideas

    “Complex ideas, simply expressed.”

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, kingoflizards, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      I appreciate that you reacted when I said “Fingers on keyboards!” What you recorded is an important note. But I won’t always instruct you when to record what turns out to be important, and what’s crucial to you might not be helpful to everyone (or vice versa).

      Note-taking is essential, not only to help you remember what you heard and did, but to fully engage you in the material. We don’t begin to own what we hear until we record it in our own words or communicate it to someone else.

      I notice that you posted three Replies, which is a perfectly reasonable approach. If you want to help me in future, you could start each Reply with a little note: Reply 1, Reply 2, Reply 3, etc., to alert me to look for more.

      Your combined 3 Replies add up to more than the minimum reaction to the material of the day, fall short of exemplary note-taking. Scan the rest of the Replies if you want to see how yours rank.

      So again, kingoflizards, today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded.

      Grade 2 (for attending and being attentive) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.
      (I won’t be leaving reactions to your second or third Replies.)

      • kingoflizards says:

        I know that I was not supposed to take multiple notes specifically, but I just thought I would write something every time I thought it would be important. I think a grade of 2 is reasonable. Thank you for being so attentive and responsive to us!

  4. studentwriter1212 says:

    To write well one must have complex ideas that are easily expressed.

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, studentwriter, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      I appreciate that you reacted when I said “Fingers on keyboards!” What you recorded is an important note. But I won’t always instruct you when to record what turns out to be important, and what’s crucial to you might not be helpful to everyone (or vice versa).

      Note-taking is essential, not only to help you remember what you heard and did, but to fully engage you in the material. We don’t begin to own what we hear until we record it in our own words or communicate it to someone else.

      So again, studentwriter, today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  5. kingoflizards says:

    To improve ones thinking is to improve ones writing.

  6. romanhsantiago says:

    A good rule for writing is having and good complexl idea and a simple brief explanation of the idea

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, roman, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      I appreciate that you reacted when I said “Fingers on keyboards!” What you recorded is an important note. But I won’t always instruct you when to record what turns out to be important, and what’s crucial to you might not be helpful to everyone (or vice versa).

      Note-taking is essential, not only to help you remember what you heard and did, but to fully engage you in the material. We don’t begin to own what we hear until we record it in our own words or communicate it to someone else.

      So again, roman, today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

    • davidbdale says:

      Now let’s look at your sentence:
      A good rule for writing is having and good complex idea and a simple brief explanation of the idea.

      “Having a good, complex idea” is useless.
      “Having a simple brief explanation” is useless.

      What has value is expressing the complex idea.

      So, if you’re going to record just one sentence from an entire class, roman, make that sentence sing. Use the most robust and direct verb you can find to express a powerful action:
      The first rule of good writing is to simply and briefly express a complex idea.

      Do you see what I’m suggesting? Reply, please.

  7. dbz44 says:

    Have a brillialnt idea, get it out of the way. having better ideas is the best way to go. Better writing if you want A’s.

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, dbz, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      I appreciate that you reacted when I said “Fingers on keyboards!” What you recorded is an important note. But I won’t always instruct you when to record what turns out to be important, and what’s crucial to you might not be helpful to everyone (or vice versa).

      Note-taking is essential, not only to help you remember what you heard and did, but to fully engage you in the material. We don’t begin to own what we hear until we record it in our own words or communicate it to someone else.

      So again, dbz, today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Browse the other Replies to see what qualifies as above average and exceptional.
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  8. therealjohnsanchez says:

    Have a good idea founded in good logic. Express it simply.
    The FED controls how much money is circulated which controls inflation. The amount of bitcoins in circulation is controlled by its users. This is why the value of bitcoin can vary so much and is less trusted.

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, johnsanchez, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      I appreciate that you reacted when I said “Fingers on keyboards!” What you recorded is an important note. But I won’t always instruct you when to record what turns out to be important, and what’s crucial to you might not be helpful to everyone (or vice versa).

      Note-taking is essential, not only to help you remember what you heard and did, but to fully engage you in the material. We don’t begin to own what we hear until we record it in our own words or communicate it to someone else.

      But you did a bit more than that. You paraphrased the “lesson” in simple, direct language. And you added a note that indicates you were engaging with and processing the “subject matter” of the class discussion.

      So again, johnsanchez, today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded. But you did more than the minimum (not much more, but enough for today). Competition for 2s will make them harder to achieve as the semester progresses. I’ve found your additional Reply further down the page. It solidifies your claim to a 2.

      Grade 2 (for attending and paying attention) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  9. wentzwagon11 says:

    A good rule for writing well is having a strong base of an idea and express it as simply as you can.
    So basically you can have a complex idea but you should simplify it as much as you can. A good thing to focus on while writing is to keep things simple and clear so the reader is not confused.

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, wentzwagon, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      I appreciate that you reacted when I said “Fingers on keyboards!” What you recorded is an important note. But I won’t always instruct you when to record what turns out to be important, and what’s crucial to you might not be helpful to everyone (or vice versa).

      Note-taking is essential, not only to help you remember what you heard and did, but to fully engage you in the material. We don’t begin to own what we hear until we record it in our own words or communicate it to someone else.

      Your paraphrases of the note you took don’t amplify its message. If anything, they dilute the point with extra language. I know; I’m a pain in the ass.

      So again, wentzwagon, today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  10. flyers9 says:

    To improve ones though improves on their writing skills helping them create complex ideas which can be expressed easier.

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, flyers, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      I appreciate that you reacted when I said “Fingers on keyboards!” What you recorded is an important note. But I won’t always instruct you when to record what turns out to be important, and what’s crucial to you might not be helpful to everyone (or vice versa).

      Note-taking is essential, not only to help you remember what you heard and did, but to fully engage you in the material. We don’t begin to own what we hear until we record it in our own words or communicate it to someone else.

      So again, flyers, today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

    • davidbdale says:

      Now let’s talk about your sentence:

      To improve ones thought improves on their writing skills helping them create complex ideas which can be expressed easier.

      Pronouns are a bitch. They will create endless trouble for you until you learn to avoid them whenever possible. You DO NOT NEED A PERSON to make your claim here, so let’s keep ONE out of it.

      Better thinking makes for better writing.
      It results in more complex ideas.
      They can be simply expressed.

      Again, leaving people out of it: The best writing expresses complex ideas simply.

      If you must use people, choose whether to use one or several.
      PLURAL ALL THE WAY: The best writers express complex ideas simply.
      SINGULAR ALL THE WAY: A good thinker can write well if he expresses his ideas simply.

      Your version ILLEGALLY mixed singulars and plurals (the sort or mistake that triggers FFG).
      To improve one’s thought (ONE’S thought is singular) improves on their writing skills (THEIR writing skills is plural) helping them (Plural again) create complex ideas which can be expressed easier.

      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  11. chippy1313 says:

    We learned about the Yap and how they used currency and how it was very similar to the American’s way of managing gold. We also talked about Brazil’s inflation and how they made up a currency out of nothing.

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, chippy, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      —What you’ve written here is a report about What Happened. What it should be is a record of What I Learned.

      —I’ll be making a similar distinction soon about the difference between What the Author Talked About, and What the Author Claimed.

      —WHAT THE AUTHOR TALKED ABOUT: The Author made several observations about the effect on the environment of burning huge amounts of fossil fuel. (This summary wastes 18 words telling us nothing.)

      —WHAT THE AUTHOR CLAIMED: The Author blamed the continuing irresponsible burning of fossil fuel for the catastrophic rise in the temperature of the globe. (This summary tells us in 20 words what argument the Author made.)

      Your Note: We learned about the Yap and how they used currency and how it was very similar to the American’s way of managing gold.
      Sample What I Learned: We learned that the Yap don’t have to take physical possession of their currency in order to spend it. That seemed odd, but Americans don’t get paid in dollar bills and don’t pay their bills in currency either, so our customs are similar.

      Your Note: We also talked about Brazil’s inflation and how they made up a currency out of nothing.
      Sample What I Learned: We learned that Brazil’s new currency has value only because its users trust it. That seems to be a common characteristic of all currency: it’s a fiction that everybody believes.

      Again, chippy, today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  12. nobinaryneeded says:

    Complex Ideas, simply expressed = meaning of good writing (academic writing)
    Persuading people without even knowing they’re being persuades. Having better ideas = better papers. Simple, clear, brief, explanations of complicated ideas.

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, nobinary, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      I appreciate that you reacted when I said “Fingers on keyboards!” What you recorded is an important note. But I won’t always instruct you when to record what turns out to be important, and what’s crucial to you might not be helpful to everyone (or vice versa).

      Note-taking is essential, not only to help you remember what you heard and did, but to fully engage you in the material. We don’t begin to own what we hear until we record it in our own words or communicate it to someone else.

      1. Complex Ideas, simply expressed = meaning of good writing (academic writing).
      2. Persuading people without even knowing they’re being persuaded.
      3. Having better ideas = better papers.
      4. Simple, clear, brief, explanations of complicated ideas.

      Your first sentence is a quote.
      Your second is how I distinguished creative writing from academic writing (except for the very talented who can be creative and academic simultaneously; please be that writer).
      Your third should be your mantra.
      Your fourth is a paraphrase of the first.

      Stick with me, nobinary. Get better every class.

      Today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded; more importantly, they’re a chance for me to interact with you about your academic methods.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  13. chancetoremember says:

    -bitcoins are used online and stored in a computers hard drive. They are not traceable.
    -many people use bitcoins for drugs deals online
    -bitcoins can only be used online
    -lots of people are wary to use bitcoins do to their association with illegal activity
    -they are able to pass through banks and other computers without a trace
    -bitcoin users can only be cashed out if other people want to purchase your bitcoins with real money
    -what something is worth is determined on what people are willing to pay for it and how much money is printed
    -this system will only work for as long as people are willing to go along with it

    -on the island of yap they use stones for money
    -their medium of money is called “fei”
    -these stones can be extremely large and are cut down to create money

    -in Japan the bank has agreed to double their inflation levels
    -they want to pump more money into the economy
    -this measure is known as quantitative easing and Japan is using it to attempt to get out of their recession
    -the value of yen continues to go down and has been going down since the year 2000

    -the “economy” in the United States was created because of the Great Depression
    -no one used to calculate their GDP or worry about finances for the country as a whole until the great depression
    -GDP is the value of goods and resources produced in a year
    -in order to get help from the world bank or to get the help of other nations a country needs to know their GDP

    -then national debt of the USA is over 14 trillion dollars

    • davidbdale says:

      Chance, you’ve clearly “done your homework.” The question I have is whether these notes came from your classroom experience, or whether you made them while doing your background reading, but either way, I want to acknowledge your engagement with the material. The criteria for what constitutes good class notes will evolve through the semester, of course, but for today, these are convincing evidence that you have come to class prepared and paid attention to the subject matter. Your notes about the US “economy” appear to come from a reading I didn’t even mention until today and never discussed in class. You won’t need to pad your class notes with observations about outside material if you continue to record your material reactions to what goes on in class.

      Grade 3 (for exemplary notes) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  14. kingoflizards says:

    Required Sources :Island of Stone Money, Lie that Saved Brazil, and Weekend at Bernankes

  15. therealjohnsanchez says:

    Brazil’s inflation was so extreme that any money would need to be exchanged for goods as fast as possible before it lost value.

    • davidbdale says:

      Good note. In future, your observations will move beyond this one, which could come from the podcast alone, to record conclusions drawn in class that synthesize or expand on the source material.

  16. therealmoana says:

    Writing well is having brilliant ideas and sampling expressing them. Academic writing is having the readers on their toes and guessing. Money is worth how much the government is making. Money is backed by the peoples belief, once the persons belief is gone the system goes downhill.

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, moana, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      I appreciate that you reacted when I said “Fingers on keyboards!” What you recorded is an important note. But I won’t always instruct you when to record what turns out to be important, and what’s crucial to you might not be helpful to everyone (or vice versa).

      Note-taking is essential, not only to help you remember what you heard and did, but to fully engage you in the material. We don’t begin to own what we hear until we record it in our own words or communicate it to someone else. You said:

      1. Writing well is having brilliant ideas and simply expressing them.
      2. Academic writing is having the readers on their toes and guessing.

      I may have confused you, but the second sentence describes what I said about creative writing. You said:

      1. Money is worth how much the government is making.
      2. Money is backed by the peoples belief,
      3. once the persons belief is gone the system goes downhill.

      1. How much money the government prints does have some effect on its buying power, but more fundamentally, money is worth whatever it buys.
      2. You’re so right. The underlying value of money is our faith in it. (Grammar: “the people’s belief”) See Fails for Grammar rules.
      3. Also completely correct, except that one person wouldn’t matter. You mean “the people’s belief” again. See Fails for Grammar rules.

      So again, moana, today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded. Yours don’t quite rise to the 2/3 level.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  17. aeks123 says:

    Stone Money
    -Money on the island of Yap was a stone system
    -The stones were sometimes bigger than cars and hard to transport
    -When one person buys from someone else, the stone would remain at the previous owner’s house since they were too heavy to transport
    -The size and appearance of stones determines the worth
    -Money owned by the government was marked with a black cross on paint

    Thinking enhances the writing process. Express your thoughts in clear, brief terms.

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, aeks, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      When you’ve done your preparation work, you won’t need to use class notes to record the facts of the source material. You’ll have the luxury of notating the insights your classmates offer, or that you conclude for yourself, as we wrestle with the subject matter. What you’ve done here is fine and useful. It shows promise.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  18. thecommonblackhawk says:

    First assignment will be due by midnight on Monday.
    1000 words with citations and title page
    MLA format
    Resources from A01 stone money
    *A01 invention of money
    Additional sources were provided in case we have trouble finding out own.
    Read sample questions and sample 1st draft
    Notice things like title, numbering paragraphs, citation technique
    Watch out fails for grammar.
    Free MLA citation manual is available
    Citation machine and easy bib will be available
    Writing and grammar within essay should be our focus
    We need works cited but don’t stress over the minor things.
    Lack of research will result in low scholarship grade.
    The persuasiveness of the paper is important
    Due 11:59 monday evening
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Make sure you read all sources before the class!
    Quality of writing is reflected by quality of thinking
    Good rule for writing well is to have a good complex idea and express them as simply as possible
    Having better ideas is the best way to write better papers
    Simple, clear, brief explanations of complex ideas= the best way to get an A

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, blackhawk, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      I like the practical approach you’ve taken here. It’s full of useful reminders. If you continue to do this and add insights you gained into the craft of writing or the complexities of thinking that constitute good writing, you’ll earn 3s-out-of-3 every time. For now, your notes lack insight. But the practical notes are very strong.

      Grade 2 (for attending and paying attention) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

      • thecommonblackhawk says:

        I greatly appreciate the feedback sir! I understand where you are coming from and will be sure to apply this into my next set of notes! Thanks again for your time!

  19. rose923 says:

    We learned that the key to composing well-written academic essays is to express complex ideas as simply and concisely as possible.
    We also learned how to navigate the blog by posting comments, posting our writing, and finding helpful pages and links related to our assignments.
    We discussed The Island of Stone Money, the Federal Reserve, and inflation. I learned the benefits of inflation and how wealth does not have to be measured in physical belongings. In fact, it is more often measured through means we cannot see (like the Yap stone at the bottom of the ocean).
    We reviewed the proper format and topics of the essay due on Monday.

    • davidbdale says:

      Rose, this isn’t a 3/3, and it isn’t quite a 2/3, but it’s close.

      It has elements of https://rowancomp2.wordpress.com/wp-admin/comment.php?action=editcomment&c=1421
      Read that comment, please. You flirt with a “What we Talked About” report, when what you want to provide is a “What I Learned” set of notes.

      But you nail that language in other spots: “I learned the benefits of inflation.” And “We learned how to navigate the blog.” You’re almost there. So what’s missing? If you learned the benefits of inflation, you should be able to name one.

      Am I picky? You bet. Will I stand and loudly cheer when you take the last small step to truly persuasive language? Oh yeah.

      Stick with me, Rose. You show real promise here.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  20. greeneggsandham234 says:

    Money isn’t backed by anything. The federal reserve just made up the idea of currency, and if they decide to change it, a wealthy man could become a poor man. There is nothing behind this but belief by the people. If every one stops believing in the system, it won’t work. A good rule for writing, is to have a really good idea and to express them as simply as you can.In a academic essay, you don’t want people to wonder what your up to. Pay attention to fails for grammar.

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, greeneggs, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      This is presentable work, not exemplary, just barely shy of 2/3, but promising. You make claims. You engage with the subject matter beyond recording the facts of the material.

      Money isn’t backed by anything.

      Almost. It’s supported by our shared faith in the currency. That ain’t nothin’.

      The federal reserve just made up the idea of currency, and if they decide to change it, a wealthy man could become a poor man.

      Well . . . . They didn’t invent currency. That happened with the trading of the first seashells for grain. And they couldn’t bankrupt an individual wealthy man. But they could crash the system, I guess, in which case everybody’s wealth would disappear.

      There is nothing behind this but belief by the people. If every one stops believing in the system, it won’t work.

      I’ll go with you there.

      A good rule for writing, is to have a really good idea and to express them as simply as you can. In an academic essay, you don’t want people to wonder what your up to. Pay attention to fails for grammar.

      Agreed. Pay attention to Fails For Grammar. This little section would fail three times. First for A (singular) good idea . . . THEM. Second for YOU. Third for “YOUR up to.”

      Again, greeneggs, today’s exercise has no lasting consequences unless you take to heart that you need some assistance with writing and learn from the experience.

      Grade 1 (for attending and paying attention) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

      • greeneggsandham234 says:

        Thank you for the corrections, I will try to fix those flaws. I see the mistake I made regarding tho claim of inventing currency. What should I work on to achieve the goal of exemplary notes, Thank you.

        • davidbdale says:

          You’re on your way to good notes already, GreenEggs. Just be more thorough and strive for true accuracy. If you find you’re taking a note but uncertain that you understood the point you’re trying to record, ask for clarification. I always appreciate interaction.

  21. kiethstone says:

    Have a great idea and get out of the way
    Express ideas as simply as you can
    Meaning of good writing straight to the point

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, kiethstone, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      I appreciate that you reacted when I said “Fingers on keyboards!” What you recorded is an important note. But I won’t always instruct you when to record what turns out to be important, and what’s crucial to you might not be helpful to everyone (or vice versa).

      Note-taking is essential, not only to help you remember what you heard and did, but to fully engage you in the material. We don’t begin to own what we hear until we record it in our own words or communicate it to someone else.

      What you’ve done is take one note and paraphrase it twice.

      Have a great idea and get out of the way
      Express ideas as simply as you can
      Meaning of good writing straight to the point

      Three ways to say: Express complex ideas simply.

      So again, kiethstone, today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  22. starbucks732 says:

    In class today we became more familiar with word press. We also learned that the best way to write well is to have simple, well, and brief ideas. If you keep your essays more to the point with well thought out information, you will more likely receive an A rather than an essay that is dragged out.

    • davidbdale says:

      First of all, starbucks, today is for learning; there will be no permanent grade for this exercise, just advice I hope will be helpful.

      I appreciate that you reacted when I said “Fingers on keyboards!” What you recorded is an important note. But I won’t always instruct you when to record what turns out to be important, and what’s crucial to you might not be helpful to everyone (or vice versa).

      Note-taking is essential, not only to help you remember what you heard and did, but to fully engage you in the material. We don’t begin to own what we hear until we record it in our own words or communicate it to someone else.

      We also learned that the best way to write well is to have simple, well, and brief ideas. If you keep your essays more to the point with well thought out information, you will more likely receive an A rather than an essay that is dragged out.

      Essentially, you’ve paraphrased a single concept from a 75-minute class.

      So again, starbucks, today’s notes are just an exercise and your sample grade will not be recorded.

      Grade 1 (for attending) out of a possible 3 (for exemplary notes).
      Reply, please, with your reactions.

  23. dunkindonuts10 says:

    citations-1000 word essay
    can be wealthy without necessary obtaining anything
    people determine how much the stone is worth
    Germany marked their stones with black paint and changed everything
    determine how reading this changed my ideas about money
    write well: have an idea and express it as simply as you can

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