Thursday, March 13, 2008

Any Questions??!! - Consultation Post!

Hi

This is my letter-bOx post. As you know, I have a list of consultation times on my door and as has been mentioned in the blog before. This post is an additional place for comment, question and concerns to be raised. Any questions regards the discursive essay/research, the assessments (also see your course outline) or the exam, can be aired here.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

HEY SHAFINAAZ
I WOULD LIKE TO DO MY RESEARCH IN SUCH A MANNER THAT IT IS IN THE PASSIVE VOICE AND ALSO MORE OR LESS TAKE ON THE STRUCTURE OF A NROMAL RESEARCH PROJECT.I WILL ADD THINGS LIKE THE THEMES I PICK UP AND QUOTATATIONS IF NECESSARY.

CAN I DO THAT ?

IRVIN MAPHUMULO

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KimyaShafinaaz said...

Hi Irvin

It is a normal research project; tell me what you mean by 'passive' voice..

Anonymous said...

hi shafinaaz,
i'm alittle confused as to which question to choose! you told me which would be more appropriate in our discussion on friday and said that with the material i had i wouldn't be able to answer one of them as well as the other. the problem is i can't remember which one :P...for now i'll assume it's the one on identites and get going with that, coz i reckon it'll work. i'll check here later to see what you say...

will smyly
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Anonymous said...

HEY SHAFINAAZ

I MEAN THAT I WILL WRITE EVERYTHING IN THE PAST TENSE AND AVOID USING WORDS LIKE I,ME, WE ,ARE ETC UNLESS IF REALLY NECESSARY

IRVIN MAPHUMULO
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Anonymous said...

AND SHAFINNAAZ
AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS RESEARCH BUT IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT TRYING TO PUT THE INFORMATION TOGETTHER.WILL GET THE SLOWLY BUT SURELY

IRVIN MAPHUHMULO
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KimyaShafinaaz said...

@ Will

Hi there.. definitely the identities one for you!!!
Hows it going so far?

@ Irvin
Sounds like you're on the right track of thought.. glad that you are enjoying the process.. look forward to reading your stuff!

All the best everyone! Any thoughts, concerns?? Its crunch time!

Anonymous said...

I got barred from the library, forgetting it was sunday i went at 430 to get some reading for the extra refs done...no luck. I've got the first couple of things done. I've decided to use gender roles, spirituality/religion, and culture as sub headings. although i'm now beginning to think that i've got too many things to say to use all three...i suppose i'll see. my draft isn't referenced properly at all because i'm trying to get it finished. i've written some notes about certain aspects that i want to check with you...all in all, i'm still not sure of what i'm going to come up with. do you think i should add a seperate part entirely for analysis about my personal identity construction? or just add it in as i go? are those sub headings i mentioned earlier ok? or should i maybe do a different section on each woman?
shew got a lot of work to do before tomorrow...

will...

KimyaShafinaaz said...

will and others...

instead of separate identity of each person try to incoporate an analysis of each woman/interview under themes or subheadings.. so that u end up with a kind of comparative analysis or study. well.. lets see what you come up with. if theres no way they can be analysed thats a different issue. although that would be rare. at some point, you are looking for particular themes and features of identity contruction. these show out in any interview. your themes sound fine for the kind of interviews that you did. you could always build on these as you go along.

thando said...

hi,
i must admit that this blog is intimidating. i have a problem: how do you stop your assignment from too psychology based because im still working on it and a little anxious about that
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thando said...

hi,
this blogging thing is very ibtimidating. some of these blogs are so good. i have a question: how do you refrain from your assignment sounding too much like a psych essay?how many psch refs can we have

Anonymous said...

hi i just wnt 2 say dat i really enjoyed wathcing the movie though the were certain scenes that made me feel disgust(white police officer molesting the black lady) THOUGH THIS MADE ME ANGRY At the end the police man did the right thing and saved the black lady life.

Zanele Xulu
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thando said...

hi,
why is it so difficult to publish and navigate the way around this blog
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thando said...

hi,
ive been working on my assigment and would like to know how many psychology refs i can have so i dont go too off the sociological theme
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KimyaShafinaaz said...

hi thando

1. try to weight the psych references to the socio ones.. three each, at least? if you have a few soc theory references addin to that,that should keep you in good stead.

2. when you post a comment here, i get an email, and only when i accept the comment, does it show up here. thats just to prevent advertising at the blog.

riona said...

hi shafinaaz
what i wanted to know is for the exam how many question will we required to write on .....do we get a choice.
will the exam be 3hrs.....how will the exam be structured.

KimyaShafinaaz said...

hi riona..

i will put up an exam structure post in a few days..

i hope to have these answers when i see you at the last lecture on thursday; ie when you get your drafts back!

best..

Anonymous said...

campus calendar sez we are closed on thursday. meaning wednesday is last day. so is it possible to pick essays up tomorrow - wed.

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KimyaShafinaaz said...

PLEASE PICK UP Draft ESSAYS IN MY OFFICE TOMORROW as its the last day!

Wednesday 19 march 2008

From 9am-1pm

Thanks
Shafinaaz

KimyaShafinaaz said...

THERE WILL STILL BE A 2PM MEETING TODAY THURSDAY IN MTB 104 FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT HAD TIME TO COLLECT THEIR DRAFTS.

Anonymous said...

hello ...
i have a problem...
the draft which i handed to you was around 4200 words.
you said that i must add more to my conclusion-even if it is one page it is fine.
so now what do i do?
i tried cutting out some things but i do not think it is working.
everything seems important.
what must i do?
is it fine if i leave it with that many words?
will i be marked down?

one more thing ....
besides the corrections , is my essay fine?
do i need to add more content?

have a great Easter weekend.

thank you ...
lots and lots ...

Reesha Kara
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KimyaShafinaaz said...

hi reesha, i think at this point the challenge is to try to clarify what you want to say in a concise way.. and concentrate on a strong conclusion that tells me what your findings are are how they relate to the broader question! lets call it your closing argument, so to speak. try to be more concise in how you say things, but try to keep this within the current mode or around the 3500-4000 mark and not venture beyond that. I would say this as a benchmark for everyone who thinks they have far more material than they seem to know what to do with. The challenge, though, is still about keeping it concise and still saying all that you need to say.

Anonymous said...

hi there,
just a quick question on referencing. if someone has referenced someone else in an article: do i reference the article or the person already referenced in the article? also when you said about 10 references did you mean 10 different references? or just ten in total?

will smyly
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