10 December 2008
Before December break: Formulate experiment and hypothesis about its results Date:
During the design phase of the experiment you’ll want to decide on what quotations from Emerson or Thoreau you’ll wish to use as inspiration for your project. Choose quotations
that trigger thoughts about some feature of your life that you wish to change or explore. You may develop an experiment that flows out of the simplicity exercise or you may settle
on something entirely different. The experiment should be original and should fit with who you are and the values you espouse. Once you have chosen a couple of quotations for
inspiration, think about how you would test the validity of the thoughts in modern terms in your own life. You need to make sure that the experiment does not interfere with your
life or responsibilities as a student, yet if it is to be useful, it should be a genuine test of some principle that interests you. Once you have a thought, complete the following chart.
Bring a hard copy of your design to class on Thursday, December 18th. Project journal-log and reflection paper due 1-15-09.
Formulate experiment and hypothesis about results:
Quotations and author-source Reason the quotations interest Specific ways in which you Hypothesis about effect or Method for measuring or
(please write in full quotation) you will implement these ideas in results you expect tracking the effect or result
your own life for a period of (using log or journal, both
6-10 days and your time frame of which will be kept on
(during and/or after your computer)
December break but ending
no later than 1-12-09