My group decided to change our topic to focus on military media control in Burma. This has caught my attention after watching a video released from an undercover video analysist in Burma. In Burma, people are not allowed to video anything regarding their government and if they catch you, they will arrest you. Burma’s totalitarian government is taking over and monks are fighting for their freedom. The video released attempts to show the world what is going in their country so nearby countries can help put an end to their military. This article discusses the media control in Burma.
For my group’s multimodal project we are thinking about working on global warming in China. We haven’t done much other than pick a topic.
Susana takes a three step approach when she is writing. First is the research. When she is researching and reading she annotes. She writes on the book margins and highlights important words that stand out to her. If her ideas are more in depth she uses a sticky note to continue her thought. This helps her when she is gathering ideas for a topic. Also, making notes while she is reading will help her when she is going back to research. The second step to her writing process is what to write about. After she knows, she can research further and read slower to understand what is actually going on in the text. At this point she makes connections to the readings to help her in her writing. The last thing she does is walks away from everything. This way she can rest her brain and clear the thoughts she has. Her writing process allows her to get her writing going.
So far my discourse analysis is going well. I am still working on part one and finding jobs that I would be interested in. Currently, I have only used the internet but I plan on using other research methods eventually.
I liked this quote because many times the research process can be difficult and not everything will be given directly to you. Sometimes you need to continue researching in order to put the pieces of your research together and to really understand all the information you want to find/include in your writing.
“He said he began his research process by looking at primary sources including: histtorical records, old photographs, interviews, and an extended visit to the Polish town his uncle’s children lived in before the Holocaust. Then he wrote letters, made long distance phone calls, and eventually searched the internet.”
This quote from Researching One in Six Million caught my eye because it shows a variety of research methods that can be useful. It seems important because he uses the internet as his last resort. Basically, I feel like he is trying to show that the internet is not always to best research method and sometimes you need to find other researching methods before going directly to google.