Hi all, here’s my reflective argument from last fall. Hope it helps!
Based on Today’s discussion, many students are still developing ideas in what they want to propose. Here are some helpful tips:
-Choose a DC that your entire group can relate to
-Make sure it is interesting to all members
-Start off with a conversation, and see what sparks your attention
-Make sure it’s realistic (as written on the board “manageable/doable”)
-You are allowed to expand your grounds beyond the University
-Find connections between members’ majors
-Ask your peer mentors to discuss ideas and organize your thoughts:) (our emails are on the Peer Mentoring page)
-Consider ideas that will build on and potentially expand pre-existing ideas/programs/schools/etc.
-Consider implementing new ideas in your DC
-Find what motivates (or upsets) you in a DC and fix it with your proposal. It is important that you can identify the problem that you are solving. This will make it a much more “doable” situation.
-Consider a problem beyond undergraduate studies as a preparatory for what you’ll be expecting in your field. This will help you for ENG 3010 if you plan on taking it.
-Read the assignment thoroughly