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How Do I Write This Thing? The Guy Debord Edition

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Some further advice for getting started on the Debord paper

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How Do I Write This Thing? The Guy Debord Edition

  1. 1. How
Do
I
Write
This
Thing? The
Guy
Debord
Edi8on
  2. 2. The
Debord
Paper: 2
  3. 3. The
Debord
Paper: 3
  4. 4. The
Debord
Paper: 4
  5. 5. Requirements: 5
  6. 6. 6
  7. 7. But
how
do
I
write
it?• Go
back
to
the
sources: – Debord – Annie
Leonard – Jesse
Schell• Think
about
connec8ons• Brainstorm
topics
/
examples 7
  8. 8. But
how
do
I
write
it?• Quote‐mine: – Choose
sec8ons
from
Society
of
the
Spectacle – Grab
quotes
from
other
sources – Do
some
of
your
own
research • Mass
media • Consumer
technology • Other
“Spectacles” 8
  9. 9. Remember:• One
topic,
one
specific
argument• Use
Debord
thoroughly,
but
no
need
to
 understand
all
of
Debord• Enlist
other
sources
to
help
you
out 9
  10. 10. Classical
Ora8on:• Intro:
Hook,
Ethos,
Claim• Background:
Necessary
context
and
facts• Argument:
Logos/pathos
to
support
the
claim• Alterna8ves:
Counterarguments
stated
and/or
 refuted• Conclusion:
Summary,
elaborate
implica8ons,
 closing
  11. 11. The
Toulmin
Model: Underlying
 Assump8ons•Debatable Facts,
Reasoning,
•Controversial Appeals
to
Authority
  12. 12. The
Quote
Sandwich:
  13. 13. Don’t
forget:1. Don’t
write
the
introduc8on
first.
2. Collect
quotes
and
evidence
you
like,
and
 type
(or
paste)
it
into
a
blank
document.3. Slowly
flesh
these
quotes
out
into
quote
 sandwiches.4. Rearrange
them,
tweak
them.
You
just
wrote
 a
paper!5. NOW:
Write
the
conclusion
and
the
intro.
  14. 14. 14

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