Why Assign Readings? Why Ask You to Write?
- Why not just dump a bunch of data on you, and ask you to make sense of it?
- Why assign these readings? How should readings be chosen?
- Why ask you to write about the readings—briefly, briefly—before class?
- Why a big paper rather than a midterm and a final exam?
Why Gather Us All Here W 1-3?
- Self study/distance learning/MOOCs—why aren’t we doing that?
- The 10-40-80 Rule…
- That means you gotta talk—or this course is going to be much less useful than it could and should be…
- The instant-correction-of-misapprehensions principle…