Week 8 Class Discussion

I’m stuck on a English question and need an explanation.

  • Initial Response Due: Friday by 11:59pm
  • Response to at least TWO Classmates Due: Sunday by 11:59pm

Because this is our final class discussion, and everyone is working very hard on your research papers, I wanted to keep it light, so I’ve put together two TED talks to base our discussion on.

First, please watch this very funny talk by comedian Negin Farsad.

Negin Farsad | “A Highly Scientific Taxonomy of Haters”

Second, I really wanted to end our course with some wise words by an educator I admire, so please watch this talk by Clint Smith.

Clint Smith | “The Danger of Silence”

Once you have watched the videos, please respond to the following questions.

  1. What AHA moments, or what moments stood out to you from these two talks? (Please outline at least one point from each talk.)
  2. If you got a chance to sit down with either Negin Farsad or Clint Smith or both? What question(s) would you ask? What would you want to know from them?
  3. How is your research paper going? Are you enjoying it? Are you struggling? How can we (me and your peers) support you in successfully completing it?

Happy Watching!