Socratic Discussions vs. Debates
Last week we had to create research papers where we included cited sources that answered 2 main questions leading to the socratic seminar. This was a really cool experience because I got an understanding on how we should be creating papers with evidence, preparing for it was hard and a lot of reading but it was super helpful having it during the discussion. Around this time in humanities, we were starting our research papers too and it gave me a sense of how real papers/essay should be done correctly. Right now I feel a lot more confident since I had practiced creating one last week.
I really like the setup of my paper for the discussion because I made a couple pages specifically for notes, quotes, and facts that were cited. This section was very handy because it was super easy to read just to look back on super quick for evidence. The other section was a reflection on answering the questions we were given. Then a page dedicated to the all the sources used.
I liked this topic that we discussed about because I feel like everyone can pretty much connect with it, but I don’t think it was that debatable. It felt like there was nothing to discuss about and we were just throwing information at eachother and clarifying. I think next time we should choose to debate on something and have half the class on one side of the argument and half on the other side. Even though we do not agree with the argument we have to “debate” on, it will be helpful because we would do extra research to be prepared and we would have to learn how to counter argue and have more evidence to look back to. I think that would be super fun because although, discussions are fun, I think debate are a lot more interesting and we haven’t done them in a while.
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Hi, my name is Anna Nicole.