So long, farewell…Posted: November 30, 2012
My favourite part about Luker so far has been the Figuring Out What You Think You Know section within chapter 7. That exercise that she mentions is priceless. Really. I feel like even though I’d already done quite a bit of work on my research proposal, the idea of writing a memo to someone (I imagined it was to one of my past professors) helped me tie up so many loose ends that I was having difficulty stringing together. It also brought up new loose ends, to my initial dismay, but then allowed for an outlet by which I could address them, so that now I don’t feel like I have to worry about it all as much. I know she was talking about issues larger than just a proposal, but it helped all the same for our final assignment.
On a different note, I just want to say that though Knight’s work has been helpful in a pragmatic sense, Luker’s exercises are what really spoke to me throughout this process and helped me not only develop my initial interest but, most importantly, become pretty gung-ho about it all. So, if you’re out there in cyberspace, thanks Luker!