Describe the problem your project is responding to. First introduce yourself, including your name and whether you are a Multidisciplinary Studies major or a Social Science Studies major. If you are a Multidisciplinary Studies major, identify the specific disciplines (or areas of study) you have chosen to focus on for your degree.
Write 2-3 paragraphs in which you do the following, using at least one of the strategies introduced in Ch. 1 of They Say, I Say:
- Describe the problem your project is responding to
- Identify how you see your project intervening in that problem (identify the key questions you have set out to answer OR the key claims you intend to present)
- Identify your areas of study, and briefly explain how your project is integrating the perspectives and insights of your specific areas of study
- Identify the types of primary and secondary source evidence you plan to use to support your claims
Respond to at least 2 of your classmates’ posts, addressing the questions below:
What additional types of evidence should the author present in order to achieve their stated goals?
What potential counter-arguments should the author be prepared to acknowledge and respond to?
What other suggestions do you have for how the author might strengthen their description of the problem and the purpose of their project?