HIS 346K Assignments 2011 - HIS 346K/LAS 366 ASSIGNMENT...

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HIS 346K/LAS 366 ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Note: Please make sure that you follow the format requirements outlined in the assignment instructions below. PLEASE DO NOT EXCEED the page limitations specified. Any papers that exceed the stipulated lengths will receive a half or full grade penalty depending on how much the paper exceeds the stipulated length. 1. Instructions for Informal Response Papers (see syllabus for due dates of these): The objectives of these informal response papers are designed (a) to help you develop your reading and analytical skills; (b) to think not just in terms of information but about historians’ arguments and use of evidence; (c) to develop your confidence in prioritizing information and framing questions; (d) to facilitate your contributions to our weekly discussions and your work on formal writing assignments. You may hand write or type your responses (with the exception of final section on “Additional observations” which you will fill in during class discussions). Do not exceed one page. Please use Times font 11 or 12. Using the SQ3R technique (see description of this below) and the following template for your informal responses please respond to the following: SQ3R: Survey, Question, Read, Recall, Review SQ3R is a note taking method from readings which I have adapted here to help you hone your reading and note-taking skills (“ Note taking skills - from lectures and readings website (UTC). Rowntree (1976: 40-64) outlines what he calls the “SQ3R” approach to reading and note taking from text. He suggests that students should use the following approaches to maximize their understanding and analysis of readings in the most efficient way: Survey - skim through the chapter or book and note the layout, first and last chapters or paragraphs, look at the headings used, familiarize yourself with the reading. Question - ask questions about what the author’s main topic is and why the topic is significant Read - read actively but quickly, looking for the author’s main arguments/conclusions – do not take any notes - you might want to read through twice quickly Recall - Write down the main points of the reading and any really important facts, and opinions that help support the main points. Also note use of significant primary source material Review - repeat the first three steps over and make sure you haven't missed anything. At this point you might like to finalise your notes and re-read your notes or write down how the material you've just covered relates to your question or task.
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Name: Informal Response # Works Read and Reviewed: Main topics covered: Major arguments made: What is the significance of the author/s’ topics and arguments?: Observations about author’s sources: Questions raised by the readings for you (pose at least one question and no more than three): Additional observations generated during discussion:
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2. Instructions for Analysis of Primary Source Materials:
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HIS 346K Assignments 2011 - HIS 346K/LAS 366 ASSIGNMENT...

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