<p>Abbott talks about this aspect when discussing the difference between story and discourse. Basically, for a close reading, we especially have to pay attention to the (narrative) discourse, recognizing HOW the text is being told and then asking ourselves WHY it is being told in this way--i.e., what the effects of this particular way of telling it are.</p>
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<p>For instance, Paul Lauter noted that perhaps sometimes we are too focused on 'just' doing a close reading, forgetting about context.
You will learn more about close reading in a later session.</p>
<p>More on the concept of cultural work ...</p>
<p>See this card for an overview of the difference between analysis and interpretation, and how they build on each other.
Knowing the difference between description, analysis, and interpretation is also important for performing a proper 'close reading' of a text.</p>
From next semester on, there will be a new feature on SHRIMP: A Chatbot! Students will be able to talk to our one and only aquatic team member and resident learning expert, Shrimpy, who will help them use and navigate the platform more easily and who will provide advice on how to learn more effectively. Here’s a picture of him:
The semester is coming to an end - while you are probably busy with your exams at this point, we are evaluating and interpreting your and your fellow students’ interaction data. With these numbers and statistics, we primarily intend to help you to learn more about yourself and your learning behavior. Maybe you consider yourself as some kind of learning type – for example, as someone who likes to annotate a lot. The figures can show you if this is actually the case and help you to maybe adjust your learning methods in the future.
Sometimes you have to ask to find out if someone is okay. That goes for friends, family, colleagues... and especially for you! In order to adapt SHRIMP better to your needs, it is super important for us to know whether you are satisfied with the platform and if you think we could improve certain features or processes. That’s why we started a short midterm survey on SHRIMP a few weeks ago. Here are the results!
SHRIMP wird seit 2015 an der Universität Leipzig am Institut für Amerikanistik als Lehr-Lern-Experiment erprobt und evaluiert. Doch der Reader eignet sich auch für den Einsatz in anderen Gebieten der textbasierten Geisteswissenschaften – das dachte sich auch Dr. Christian Herfter vom Institut für Bildungswissenschaften der Uni Leipzig. Im Rahmen eines LiT Shortcut, eines Kurzworkshops für Lehrende an der Uni Leipzig, erfuhr er von SHRIMP und sah sofort das Potenzial für den eigenen Fachbereich.