I am experimenting with different ways to do entries about terms. As I work on these terms, I ask myself: What are some effective ways to express what these terms mean? How can I (or my students) demonstrate an understanding and engagement with the term? What works best for me as reference points for future writings? How can I make these terms accessible to a wide and diverse audience without stripping them of their depth and complexity?
So far, I have used the following structures in my term entries:
Feistiness: informal structure; referenced and reflected on source where I encountered the term; posed questions and offered (somewhat) random thoughts on the term and what it meant for my larger project
Off-center: very formal structure with specific categories–definition, questions, applications, reflections, questions part 2, conclusions
Taking care = Staying in trouble: (inspired by AMP) provided dictionary definitions; very brief; reflected on the significance of the definitions
I like all three (perhaps for different reasons). I will keep experimenting throughout the summer. Any thoughts on which one works better?
Word Count: 178 words