Knowledge-building is a messy process. How do you locate yourself in the middle of it and decide which direction is forward? This free e-course holds the answer: define your Working Thesis, a sentence that expresses your current best guess at what knowledge claim your project will advance. Identifying and developing your Working Thesis focuses your efforts and moves your project forward. Over the course of 5 emails, we will walk through the process of identifying your subject, drafting a claim about it, and developing your provisional claim into a closer approximation of your final thesis statement.
Suggested time allotment: 20 minutes per email over 5 days
Do you ever wonder why you even bother building knowledge? What you, specifically, have to contribute to a larger knowledge-building enterprise? This self-paced e-course introduces you to 7 sets of writing prompts to help you get you in touch with the underlying purpose driving your work. Your Deep Why is a personal fuel and compass that can propel and guide you in your work, and tie all your disparate projects together. This e-course includes 7 days of open-ended reflections and writing prompts delivered to your inbox in text and video format.
Suggested time allotment: 30 - 45 minutes per email over 7 days
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