Introduction to Paper 1: Engaging Multiple Sources
Prior to writing the first paper, we learned how to ask good research questions and how to make constructive claims by reading and discussing Slaughterhouse-Five written by Kurt Vonnegut. As I mentioned in my self-assessment, I was slow at giving comments on something I just finished reading; it’s not only due to language barrier but also incompetent critical thinking. The handouts of "Asking Questions: Slaughterhouse-Five, chapter 3-5" and "Overview of the Five Parts of Argument" (artifacts 1-1, 1-2) have been especially helpful when I formulate my ideas for the first paper.
Another helpful handout is the “Anatomy of an Introduction” (artifact 1-3). I referred to this worksheet when I worked on the introduction for each paper in this class. It served as a constant reminder of what I should write about in the introduction and how I could make it better.