"Good learners, like everyone else, are living, squirming, questioning, perceiving, fearing, loving, and languaging nervous systems, but they are good learners precisely because they believe and do certain things that less effective learners do not believe and do." -Postman and Weingartner (31)
More great student thoughts on Postman and Weingartner and Macrorie.
Notes on Macrorie
-Is it possible to ever write an entirely original work?
-Will there ever be a time when we are not forced to write in certain formats or to a certain length?
-What is his exact definition of I-Searching?
-Wasn’t the point of I-Searching in the beginning about reading and curiosity? As Kathy did it it started out as curiosity and then turned into interviews, not much reading.. is the point to just enjoy the research?
-What happens when you are not allowed to just choose whatever topic you want because you need to research something with relevance to class? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose/idea of I-Searching?
-Are you simply writing a narrative rather than a research essay? Is it okay to be slightly informal at this point?
Notes on Postman and Weingertner
-What type of questions do they really want? Ones we want to know the answers to? Or…
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