We will use a tool called Hypothesis to annotate the texts we read as a class. Follow the directions below.
Use this quick start guideto set up your account, and add an extension to Chrome (or a bookmarklet to another browser). If possible, please choose user name that your classmates and I can recognize as belonging to you.
When you have finished setting up your account, please leave an annotation here with your full name (so I'll know for sure who is attached to each user name.)
Part 2: How to annotate for this class
There are three main types of annotations that I am looking for. I'd like to see a mix of all three levels. Don't make the same annotations as another student. But you can reply to another student's annotation, building off their ideas. Annotations are always due by noon the day of class.
Level 1: Understand This level of annotation is recording what you notice in the text (or what is not in the text!) and clarifying difficult concepts. Here are some examples:
Note what stands out to you.
Define difficult terminology.
Attempt to summarize difficult concepts.
Identify rhetorical strategies of the author.
Describe the methodology.
Summarize the thesis and main points.
Note the rhetorical situation: author, intended audience, purpose, year of publication, type of work, etc.
What do you find interesting?
Ask clarifying questions.
Level 2: Analyze This level is where you zoom in and out to determine how the article works as a text and how it functions within (and outside of) its discipline. You may want to answer some of these questions in your annotations.
What patterns do you see?
What connections can you make?
What problem is the text solving, or what question is it answering?
How do the strategies the author uses contribute toward the argument they are making?
What rhetorical moves does the author make?
How is the author in conversation with other authors?
How does this text extend our knowledge of the questions we are concerned with in this class?
Why is this argument significant for the field of theatre/geography/sound studies?
How effective is the methodology in supporting the argument?
Level 3: Create This level is about attempting to do something new with the text. Some examples of this type of annotation are:
Connect the ideas/methodology of the text to your own research interests.
Synthesize the ideas of this text with others we've read in class.
Ask "how" and "why" questions. (Potential research questions!)
Part 3: Reading and Annotating
We will take some time to read through a manifesto called "Walkmanology," by Chris Hardman.
Click this link, opening the text in your web browser.
Read the text carefully and annotate using Hypothesis.
Tip: Before you post your annotations, make sure you see "Ototheatre" at the top (where you see the red arrow in the image.) Also make sure that at the bottom, you see "Post to Ototheatre" (circled in red on the right).