Class Notes

Class Notes 4/5/16


  • Thesis
  • roman numerals
  • Main claims in complete sentences
  • make sure claims are related to your thesis


Before next Tuesday’s class:

  • complete an outline for the Built environment Analysis (B.E.A)
  • complete a draft of the Built Environment Analysis
  • complete a story board/ layout of your blog post for the B.E.A

Research questions for the schools of Atlanta

  1. Are schools of Atlanta predominately black?
  2. What are the races of teachers who teach at the schools of Atlanta?
  3. What are the socio-ecomonic statues of the families of students who attend Atlanta schools?
  4. What is ratio of private schools to public schools in Atlanta ?
  5. What type of neighbors surround the public schools in Atlanta?

Class Notes 2/9/2016

Modes of communication

  1. aural
  2. gestural
  3. linguistic
  4. spatial
  5. visual


  1. ethos- credibility
  2. pathos- speaker’s manipulation of emotion
  3. logos- speaker’s use of “facts” to appeal to a sense of logic
  4. kairos- “right” time, place, context

Built Environment Description

  • 5 digital submissions images/artifacts/sounds
  • upload notes as a post
  • compose a formal Built Environment Description

Annotated Bibliographies

  • 1/3 should be about HOW or WHY the source is useful for you or  anyone writing about your built environment

Tips for taking Built Environment Notes and Composing Annotated Bibliographies

Tips for taking Built Environment notes

  • Research your site first
  • Create a list of key terms to search
  • Record the sounds, images, smell, people (race, ageism, ethnicities, sexism,gender, abelism, classism)
  • Create a thesis: (e.g. The way Atlantic station is built encourages a lack of diversity.)
  • Create questions about the thesis

Annotated bibliographies (5″ish”-sentence pattern)

  • Write the citation first
  • Follow the 5-sentence pattern
  1. Who is author and why are they qualified? Introduce the name of the text and state the thesis. Quote the thesis or cite the paraphrase of the thesis. ALL IN ONE SENTENCE.
  2. What kind of evidence is used as support in the text? Interviews? Secondary sources?
  3. What is the author’s purpose?
  4. Who is the intended audience?
  5. Why/how is the source useful?
  • Include pictures! (LABEL & SITE THE IMAGES)
  • You need 3 sources for your external environment
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