Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Preparing, Pondering, Presenting

There are three main steps I use when writing on a primary source document (like I am right now).
Preparing: This requires reading and rereading the text and annotating...takes FOREVER.
Pondering: identifying key issues; doing background research; developing a thesis...
Presenting: organizing thoughts into a logical presentation.
I'm stuck on stage two. I can write plenty of text, but coming up with a point is difficult.


Michael Nawrot said...

The "point" doesn't always have to be the POINT, per se. Depends on the teacher.


Kelsey Sturm said...

That is hilarious...unfortunately, this professor can see through that sort of writing. This has to be a good one.