By the start of this class, submit to TURNITIN your essay about what you know, based on the Brexit post from maroonballoon.

form: essay (500-1000 words)

audience: peers, general readers

purpose: to communicate aspects of this something that you find exciting, intriguing, challenging, satisfying, or rewarding

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Keep in mind these questions: What do you want to say? Why does it matter or mean something to you?  Why might it mean something to someone else, too?

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If this additional guide helps, please use it.

What is something you know in a way similar to the Bedouins of the Sahara and the sheep farmers of northern England?

To decide, ask yourself questions like these:

Compared to other people, what do I have “extensive knowledge” of or experience with? (For example, I know how to, or I know about, etc.)

What place, process, activity, or experience do I “know with a degree of accuracy”?

What is something I know well enough to “understand the bones of it” and to “navigate the detail”?

What is a place, process or experience I know well enough that I could—literally or figuratively—“go just about anywhere” and “usually know” what I am doing?

If I think of a place, process, or experience as a “complex web of relationships,” what do I know especially well?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

examples: I know how to make a clay pot on a wheel, I know New York City, I know the trombone, I know a smart play in soccer when I see it, I know how to make more with less

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a million leaves / alive in the wind, and what do we know?   Wendell Berry

 

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