Our focus this term is Information Literacy. We will be exploring different ideas and issues and in the process, learning how to structure and choose language in our formal writing that supports our opinions. In the next week and a bit we will dive into an individual inquiry process where you will be given the opportunity to evaluate resources and create a well developed report around an issue that you want to learn more about. This will be an exciting shift in week 4/5.
For now, we will be laying the framework. Week 2 we focused on word choice and how an author can position us (the reader) simply by what word they use. Were they a freedom fighter or a terrorist? Is she a lady or a broad? Would you trust the bro or the gentleman? Words had tremendous power and when we realise this, we can use them to create our own convincing pieces of writing.
Our Wonder Wall had some first time thoughts and opinions submitted. I enjoyed reading some of these and if you didn't get the chance, you can too below.
Thanks for the great first full week. I look forward to reflecting on our third week in class next time.