Your work last week brought you closer to clarifying a social issue that you are uniquely positioned to impact because of who you are and the things that drive you.
This week you will continue to explore how your issue plays out in the communities you engage with and explore what others are doing about it.
This Week: Research Your Issue
- Key Questions: http://writing4change.p2pu.org/module2/questions/
- Readings: http://writing4change.p2pu.org/module2/activities/
- Activities: http://writing4change.p2pu.org/module2/activities/
- Create a new topic on Discourse with three sources and the persuasive data bits (drivers for change) from each source.
- What might it be helpful for others pursuing the same issue in the future to know?
- Write a reflection or blog post about the challenges of researching your issue and post the link to the Google Doc below:
Don’t forget to share via Google Docs: How Do I Create and Share My Googledoc?
Please post your research by Friday.
“I’m lost. Discourse is confusing. I’m afraid I’ll post in the wrong place.”
We hear you--it takes a while to get used to new tools. And you may have noticed that Writing for Change is less ordered and direct than other online courses you may be used to.
That’s because we’re building it with you. Peer 2 Peer University + College Unbound (and Adam, Dirk and Vanessa) know that learning is messy and that we can’t *tell* you what to do. We can help each other. We can share blog posts and give feedback on Discourse. We can tell you what has worked for us in the past.
But we’d ask you to unlearn some of what you know about online courses. We’re making this one together.
We welcome you to the Writing for Change Meetup on Mondays at 7pm EST if you have additional questions or want to connect with P2PU + College Unbound folks. We’re a friendly crew: https://unhangout.media.mit.edu/h/writing4change
Best, Adam, Dirk and Vanessa