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Miscellaneous Assignment 8: Discussion Diagram

Summary: In this assignment, you will draw visual representations of class discussions.

Learning Goals:

Due: 8:15 a.m., Tuesday, 30 October 2007


Observe and prepare a diagram that represents the first forty utterences from your assigned class discussion (see below for assignments of students to discussions). The diagram should represent the flow of ideas in the discussion. Your diagram should have the following characteristics:


On your assigned day, you will act as an observer, rather than as a participant, in discussion. Your goals as observer will be to listen carefully to the discussion, to record the key points of the discussion, and to gather any other information you need to draw the diagram described above.

Turning It In:

Please turn in your diagram on the class day that immediately follows the discussion.


Each student should draw his or her own diagram. You may not consult with your colleagues about the content of the discussion or about design decisions in the diagram.


In class on Tuesday, 30 October 2007, we will post the diagrams on the wall, examine them, and discuss any implications we see in them.



Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Thursday, 18 October 2007



Early June 2005 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]

Thursday, 18 August 2005 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]

Tuesday, 4 October 2005 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]

Thursday, 16 August 2007 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]

Saturday, 13 October 2007 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]


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