Dealing With Sensitive Information Essay Discussion

Dealing with Sensitive Information Essay Discussion

My topic is about ways we can ensure privacy and safety when we deal with our personal and sensitive information.

1) First discussion: Humor me a bit here: If you were Eula Biss, the writer of this essay (Links to an external site.), and I asked you what it was about, what would you say? Do you think “phone poles” would be an adequate response? Why / not?

How might you specifically apply your responses to the above questions to your own topic? If I ask you what you’re writing about and tell you that you cannot respond with your topic (“phone poles”), what might you say instead?

Another way of putting it:

You’re not only writing about what you’re writing about (X); rather, you’re also writing about what it means (Y).

X = phone poles

Y =?

It’s pre-algebra, eh? Solve for Y in this essay, and more importantly, take that idea and apply it to your own topic.

Once you’ve done so, you’re writing and your research opens up to Y and isn’t simply limited to X.

Carry these ideas over to our other discussion this week.

 

2) Second discussion: You’re not only writing about what you’re writing about; you’re also writing about what it means. Wrap your head around that phrase for a time, and then post a bit about what sense it does or doesn’t make to you:

What are your initial reactions?

Reactions upon further thought?

Then, get concrete with it:

carry over your topic lists (or any new ideas you may have since found) and apply this phrase to a few of the topics you’ve listed as potential focuses for your project.

I cannot say it enough that I’m not interested in right or wrong, at least not yet. Rather, this is an opportunity to wrap your mind around a useful concept that you will use as a writer now and down the line (if you struggle with thesis writing–and I do–this concept is at the heart of the process). Take this forum as a safe place to fumble through a new concept with incredibly low stakes!

Understanding this concept will directly apply to the following:

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thesis writing

diversifying your research (you’ll research what you’re writing about (the topic) and what it really means (the controlling idea).

using the thesis to revise your writing/ideas

RUBRIC

Excellent Quality

95-100%

 

Introduction

45-41 points

The background and significance of the problem and a clear statement of the research purpose is provided. The search history is mentioned.

Literature Support

91-84  points

The background and significance of the problem and a clear statement of the research purpose is provided. The search history is mentioned.

Methodology

58-53 points

Content is well-organized with headings for each slide and bulleted lists to group related material as needed. Use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance readability and presentation content is excellent. Length requirements of 10 slides/pages or less is met.

Average Score

50-85%

40-38 points

More depth/detail for the background and significance is needed, or the research detail is not clear. No search history information is provided.

83-76  points

Review of relevant theoretical literature is evident, but there is little integration of studies into concepts related to problem. Review is partially focused and organized. Supporting and opposing research are included. Summary of information presented is included. Conclusion may not contain a biblical integration.

52-49  points

Content is somewhat organized, but no structure is apparent. The use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. is occasionally detracting to the presentation content. Length requirements may not be met.

Poor Quality

0-45%

37-1 points

The background and/or significance are missing. No search history information is provided.

75-1 points

Review of relevant theoretical literature is evident, but there is no integration of studies into concepts related to problem. Review is partially focused and organized. Supporting and opposing research are not included in the summary of information presented. Conclusion does not contain a biblical integration.

48-1 points

There is no clear or logical organizational structure. No logical sequence is apparent. The use of font, color, graphics, effects etc. is often detracting to the presentation content. Length requirements may not be met

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Dealing with Sensitive Information Essay Discussion

Dealing with Sensitive Information Essay Discussion