Step 1: Introduction to Scholarship as Conversation
Often scholars, when they publish their work and read the work of other scholars, think of that process as entering into a scholarly conversation. These conversations are open-ended, leave room for disagreement, and are appropriately cited to demonstrate knowledge in an area.
For our first step in this module, please watch the following video about scholarly conversation:
Step 2: Add to Our Scholarly(ish) Conversation
In this step, you'll be contributing to a conversation that we are going to build about whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza. You'll be using the Padlet website for this class (https://padlet.com/robstephens/pizza) for this assignment. Don't worry -- you don't need an account on Padlet to use it, but you can create one if you like.
Here is a video of the steps, with written steps to follow:
Step 3: Watch as We Trace an Actual Scholarly Conversation
Step 4: Why Citations Matter
Part of understanding that Scholarship is a Conversation is also understanding that citations matter because they help us trace that conversation. Here's a video that explains more about this:
Step 5: Creating a Cited Class Paper
In our last step, we're going to be practicing our citations and being a responsible member of the scholarly community by adding the information that we included in Padlet into a paper that we will create as a class. We will be using MLA format for this exercise. If you need help with MLA, feel free to visit our guide on MLA format, visit the Purdue OWL's guide to MLA Citations, or get in touch with a librarian.
Here are the steps: