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Unformatted text preview: Friday M arch 5th Friday DEFINITION Submit: CRITIQUE, PREP. Submit: NOTES, & LATE ASSIGNMENTS NOTES, NEXT NEXT SPRING BREAK!!!!!! ~~~ MARCH 15TH: DUE: Progress Report (Syllabus 5) CLASSIFICATION … (See Schedule, CLASSIFICATION syllabus 15) 15) DEFI NI TI ON DEFI A definition specifies the main qualities of a subject and its essential nature Definition is important Definition is important How the government defines FAMILY affects the outcome and interpretation of data. How the government defines DISABILITY affects who is covered under the American with Disabilities Act. How you college defines FINANCIAL NEED determines who gets scholarship money. How you define your TERMS in your research paper, limits the contents to such a definition. SITUATIONS where you might use SITUATIONS where you might use DEFINITIONS A nutrition counselor might define eating disorder in a newsletter for clients. A personal trainer might define warm up and cool down in an instruction sheet for clients. A sales manager might define sales resistance for a training manual for new sales people. In an essay examination for an environmental science class, you might define ecosystem and argue for better management practices of a particular wildlife refuge. For a philosophy midterm, you might define epistemology. → Provide examples of situations where you might use (or have used) definition and explain what the consequences of such definition might be. Types of definitions: T ypes FORMAL General Dictionaries – various degrees of complexity Specialized Dictionaries & Encyclopedias: Across the disciplines – new & specific terminology and concepts: Types of definitions: T ypes EXTENDED DEFI NI TI ON Goes beyond the concise formal definition in a dictionary to explain the nature of that word, including its associations, significances, nuances, or complexities; is written for the sake of defining. Types of definitions: T ypes STI PULATI VE DEFI NI TI ON Clarifies the particular way you are using a word; restricts the parameters of your explanation; establishes the boundaries of your scope; specifies a meaning to suit a larger purpose. Write down: (and include in Write down: portfolio) Title of unit: DEFINITION A term you may want to define in your paper The purpose that such definition will serve → Share with the class I n order to define: Use synonyms Explain the ETYMOLOGY of the word (its origin, root, derivations, history) Stipulate and explain to set the scope of your discussion Draw on other patterns of development: describe, compare, exemplify, analyze, narrate, argue, and/or analyze. Compare or contrast the term with related words Explain what your term is NOT Freedom of speech is the concept of being able to speak freely without censorship. The right to freedom of speech is guaranteed under international law through numerous human rights instruments, notably under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, although implementation remains lacking in many countries. The synonymous term freedom of expression is sometimes preferred, since the right is not confined to verbal speech but is understood to protect any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used. In practice, the right to freedom of speech is not absolute in any country, although the degree of freedom varies greatly. Industrialized countries also have varying approaches to balance freedom with order. For instance, the United States First Amendment theoretically grants absolute freedom, placing the burden upon the state to demonstrate when (if) a limitation of this freedom is necessary. In almost all liberal democracies, it is generally recognized that restrictions should be the exception and free expression the rule; nevertheless, compliance with this principle is often lacking. Example: Freedom of Speech Example: Freedom of Speech Decide HOW you are going to define it: Go back to the term you chose to Go back to the term you chose to define in your research paper and Use synonyms Explain the ETYMOLOGY of the word (its origin, root, derivations, history) Stipulate and explain to set the scope of your discussion Draw on other patterns of development: describe, compare, exemplify, analyze, narrate, argue, and/or analyze. Compare or contrast the term with related words Explain what your term is NOT Consider your audience and purpose Group Exercise L ook at the ad (which appeared in Scientific American i n 2001) and answer the following questions: and What subject does the advertisement define? What stipulative definition is included in the ad? What is the purpose of the definition in the advertisement? What pattern of development helps develop the definition? The ad appeared in Scientific American. What features of the advertisement and its definition take that audience into consideration? Have a wonderful spring break!!! Have ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Kimmet during the Spring '07 term at George Mason.

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