Agriculture and Food Controversies. Part 1. develop a list of 10 ‘take-aways’ after reading Chapters 7 & 8 in Agriculture and Food Controversies.
NOTE: can select to write 5 statements about each chapter or 10 total that reflects all thoughts from both chapters
Things to know about ‘take-away’ statements:
• ‘Take-Away’s’ are substantial statements that identify important and factual information about the chapters read.
• Statements should represent information that students find interesting or important to each segment in the episode and does not need to be verbatim (exactly as stated) from the video but can be a summary statement that reflects information. Think college-level thoughts
Example of a poor statement: Eating locally grown food is better
Why it is poor – not substantial and definitely not college level thinking.
Example of an appropriate statement: Locally grown foods have the potential to be better for the environment because only 10% of carbon emissions produced by agriculture come from transporting food so a shorter trip to the store could mean even less emissions.
Why it is appropriate – brings up a couple of points and the statement itself reflects more substantial college-level structure and thinking.
Part 2: Respond to the four ‘metacognitive’ questions
Remember: think completely and critically
Part 1: List, in bullet point fashion, your top 10 Take-Aways (knowledge that you gained) from reading Chapter 7 & 8. See the assignment instructions for examples of appropriate take-aways and instructions on writing take-aways for two chapters.
Part 2: Reflective notes are a “metacognitive” strategy; that is, they help you “think about your thinking.” Metacognition is the mark of a mature learner, and helps you remember what you read or watch. Reflection means thinking about what’s important and why, how points connect, what surprises you and why, and what questions you still have.
Below, provide complete and critical thoughts for each of the four questions about chapters read. Responses can/should include information from both chapters read. Be sure to remove the word ANSWER before completing and submission.
1. What seemed really important in this chapters and why did it seem important?
2. What did you read that reminded you of something you knew before, or connected up with something else you are learning, and why?
3. What surprised you in these chapters? Why was this surprising for you?
4. What questions do you still have after reading these chapters? (must have at least 1 question)