Learning output actions

Prepare a blog post where you will share your answers to the exercises below.

For each of the following situations, identify the suitable form(s) of evidence needed and find one source of such evidence online:

Example: You’re a PhD student in Physics, located in Japan, and you write a monthly blog post about the recent seismic activity around the Pacific Ocean.

As a PhD student, you probably wants to include some facts about recent earthquakes in the Pacific region as well as expert testimony to make the blog more academic in nature. That said since this is a blog, a form of personal writing, you might also want to interpret the data and offer some first-hand testimony from people affected by the events.

One possible source of factual evidence: GeoNet

Now your turn:

  1. Your Creative Writing professor asked you to write a poem.
  2. You’ve been invited to write a chapter in a book about Canadian fiction writers.
  3. You’re writing an article for a peer-reviewed journal in Media Studies.
  4. You’ve been asked to create a poster in support of local merchants in their fight against big box stores.
  5. You need to write a report on the increase in the number of wombats in Tasmania.

Remember to tag (WordPress) or label (Blogger) your blog post using the course tag: Making your arguments more credible/enga103/tag

Note that you can also record your reflections in a written journal, if you prefer, but sharing your insights with your classmates means that you can trigger a discussion that may lead to a deeper understanding as we can all benefit from each other’s experience.

(Comment.gif: The course tag appears in full in the text.)