1. ballenger-acquiring_the_inq_habit REFLECT

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This was an informative article, that let me even explore more of my own “inquiry” process. While I was reading the article, I would reflect on how I had approached questions and essays that I had done before. I could definitely see that before, I would ask some questions, but I would always extend them any further then what was necessary to be able to write about the topic. But then as I started doing research papers in college, I could reflect on myself starting to ask more questions, as if I was a kid again, only this time with more patience to learn the truth. I really like how the article also broke down the 4 steps to the Inquiry Strategy: exploring, explaining, evaluating and reflecting. I would also reflect in my mind how I might have or might not have used these steps before. I never really occurred to me that on most of my projects, I was
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Unformatted text preview: following these steps, but I guess as humans, we are conditioned to do them instinctively. Only when they are brought to light, do we really explore, explain, evaluate and reflect on them. The rhetorical context section was hard to follow at first, but as I read it again, some things came to light. I can understand how different situations would call for different means of investigating them, however, when the article said that we can use this inquiry strategy for any topic, it left me confused. Obviously writing about climate change in Montana is different than writing about the Electoral College, but from how I see it, you would still use the same base process to investigate. Can anyone clear this message up for me from the text?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course ENGLISH 102 taught by Professor Bailey during the Spring '11 term at Boise State.

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