I am not asking you to get an argyle sweater and a bow tie and glue yourself to a library for six weeks. Instead, I am asking you to think about the time period, the tools, the characters, the events, the pieces of this story we are reading, Lost in Shangri-La.
What do you want to know?
Which chapters fascinated you?
What did the author leave out?
What does Mitchell assume that his readers understand?
For Wednesday's class, which will be held in the LMC lab, you will bring THREE QUESTIONS to answer that relate to the text. Each of these three MAIN questions will eventually have two subcategories. During class on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, you will look into your questions more deeply and, eventually, determine the topic of your research paper.
DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOU WILL END UP WRITING ABOUT YOUR FIRST INCLINATION.
For TODAY, we are reading in class. By the Monday after break, I will expect you to have read the rest of the book.