Class Agenda #20 – Cue Words Examined

Opener – Upcoming weekend plans- Lit or Nah?

Laptops- Seats- your choice

  • Yesterday we focused on defining our CUE Words to better evaluate and organize our notes.
  • SLT– I can use Cornell Notes to effectively capture, evaluate and organize relevant information from a text.
  • The Results-
    • Note – Important ideas, thoughts, facts that help us remember about the text
    • Recite – To say something out loud you wrote in your Cornell Notes.
    • Reflect –
    • Review – Going over the important Cornell Notes to get a better understanding.
    • Questioning –
    • Mini-Lesson-

SLT- I can delineate differences in my cue words by correctly identifying which cue word to use.

These were the 3 best definitions from yesterday, so these are the only 3 cue words that we can use at the moment.

  • Note – Important ideas, thoughts, facts that help us remember about the text
  • Recite– To say something out loud you wrote in your Cornell Notes.
  • Review-Going over the important Cornell Notes to get a better understanding.

How do I know to use each?

You must first understand the question you’re being asked. Then you can make decisions as to what is important in your notes.  

Our Guiding Question- Should the US Government offer reparations to African American Citizens for atrocities committed in slavery, Jim Crow, “separate but equal,” and other systemic injustices?

Today’s Question for Chapter 1-

Cylde Ross was faced with a number of systemic injustices in his life- early on with the tyrannical and racist Southern powers, and later in his strides to achieve homeownership. What were the systemic injustices that Clyde Ross faced in his dreams of owning a home, and how did they contribute to his struggle?

So your notes today should be geared to answer that question.

What are the key words and phrases in the question?

  • Cylde Ross was faced with a number of systemic injustices in his life- early on with the tyrannical and racist Southern powers, and later in his strides to achieve homeownership. What were the systemic injustices that Clyde Ross faced in his dreams of owning a home, and how did they contribute to his struggle?

Class Work- ReRead the back third of Chapter 1 from our Grapple Text.

Last 5 Minutes- Organize your Cue Column.

Share 1 note and it’s cue word.

Homework- Practice note taking by reading 3 articles from the #validus. Work on Cornell Notes in your notebook.

Bonus for the Brave- Copy and Paste 1 of your Cornell Notes in the Comment Section.

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7 thoughts on “Class Agenda #20 – Cue Words Examined

  1. Michael D

    Cornell Notes HW

    Title: Article “Gothamist” by Nell Casey
    Date: 10/7/14

    Cue Notes
    Note -Chef Anthony Bourdain has finally taken a look at the Boogie Down Bronx

    Note -It only took him 58 years, multiple restaurant careers and four television shows

    Negative -there was also a lot of eating

    Review -specifically chowing down on all kinds of offal, pork and seafood

    Review -The show visits seafood mecca City Island, looking in on the island’s Sea Shore Restaurant

    Note -Bourdain was guided by Bronx culinary ambassador Baron Ambrosia

    Note -Luckily, Grub Street put together this helpful guide to the porcine delights should you ever make like Bourdain and visit the borough.

    Reply
    1. Machiami Kamara

      Cornell Notes HW
      Title: Article: 10 things you need to know today
      Date: 10/11/14
      Cue Notes
      Note- Ebola death toll passes 4,000 people

      Review- Eight people have died of Ebola in Nigeria, one in the United States, and the rest have all died of Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.

      Note/Vocab – The United Nations’ special envoy for Ebola warned the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the number of those infected is likely doubling every month.

      Note- Kmart stores become latest victims of data breach

      Note/Vocab – Sears Holdings Corp announced on Friday that an undisclosed number of customer credit and debit cards used at some Kmart retailers may have been vulnerable to a
      malicious software attack that began in early September.

      Review/Note- Black males 21 times more likely to be shot by police

      Note- Angelina Jolie receives honorary damehood from Queen of England

      Note- Study finds cancer drugs could be more effective during sleep

      Recite- War on ISIS projected to add $40 billion per year to U.S. military spending

      Review- Dallas Ebola patient’s temperature hit 103 degrees at first ER visit

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  2. Charles Crespo

    Cornell Notes HW
    Title: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
    Date: 10/7/14

    Cue Notes
    Reflect- “Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war,”

    Reflect/Review- “If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age.”

    Vocab- moral solemnity

    Note- The Prime Minister’s skillful use of analogy tapped into an entire root system of neural connections around the concepts of up, down, light, and dark.

    Vocab/Review- Defeat meant sinking down, not just into dust but into darkness—a benighted age

    Note- “A good analogy serves as an intellectual springboard that helps us jump to conclusions,”

    Note- the most effective analogies—comparisons that resonate emotionally, use the familiar to illuminate the strange, and tell a coherent story—are not always the most accurate.

    Review- Closer to home, the “three strikes” policy in California attracted a wave of support by appealing to Americans’ sporting ideals and love of baseball.

    Note- The measure, which mandated that repeat criminal offenders be imprisoned for life, drained state coffers while cramming jails with shoplifters and petty thieves.

    Note- Eight years after “three strikes” passed, that analogic reasoning had racked up a 1.2 billion dollar, 3,000 prisoner price tag.

    Vocab/Review- While it attempts to obscure the distance between a pleasurable fling and bombs raining down on Syria, the un-mapability of the two domains is too stark (and offensive) to ignore.

    Question/Note- what could an air strike and casual sex possibly have in common? “the less it has to hide. The similarities are much more obvious and apparent—plus, there are more of them.” (Then, unsurprisingly, he turned to metaphor: “Think of a beautiful woman who doesn’t need to adorn herself with fancy clothes, makeup, or jewelry. Her natural attributes are plain to see.”)

    Vocab/Note- Pollack’s book brims with perilously slick examples, from the attractive idea that the economy is an “ecosystem” (self-regulating, balanced) to the notion of a “war on poverty” (but who is the enemy, exactly?).

    Vocab- evocation

    Vocab- sensory experience

    Vocab- concrete memories

    Vocab- abstract concepts

    Vocab- analogies

    Vocab- volatile

    Note- Some idioms—think outside the box, look on the bright side—have been hollowed out by overuse, but the most potent constructions still have an element of surprise, which makes it easier for them to beguile you with faux logic.

    Reflect/Review- “The really effective communicators,” says Pollack, “help everyone see the situation or challenge in a fresh and meaningful way.” Sometimes that way of seeing is enlightening; sometimes it’s mendacious.

    Review- But, obviously, as you tease out the metaphor, you realize that the skills of castration have nothing to do with the skills of being a US senator.

    Vocab- ramifications

    Reflect/Vocab/Review- Asked to comment on Mitt Romney’s strategy as he pivoted from the primary to the general elections, communications guru Eric Fehrnstrom horrified his team (and delighted Democrats) by comparing the governor to an Etch A Sketch.

    Reflect/Review- “Everything changes,” Fehrnstrom said, referring to Romney’s positions.

    Vocab- coalesced

    Review/Reflect- It was a devastating analogy, one that cut to the heart of people’s preexisting fears.

    Note- “An analogy paints a detailed picture”

    Reflect/Review- “You get in trouble when you’re too focused on the pixels of your comparison to step back and appreciate the larger view.”

    Note- A good analogy relies on multiple tiny correspondences, but focus too hard on the dainty brushwork and you risk neglecting the overall takeaway.

    Vocab- suffused

    Vocab/Recite- “I think the key is realizing that, whether you see it or not, analogies define the world and drive our thinking,”

    Review/Reflect/Recite- “If you don’t force yourself to be aware of the role they play, somebody’s going to eat your lunch.”

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  3. Rosalva Rivera

    Title: “The Design Thinking Behind London’s $4B Subway Trains”
    Date: October 12, 2014

    Cue Notes
    Note- Many say that in the year of 2020 many passengers will stop complaining about the gaps in the train stations. In the year of 1969 the transit system began.

    Recite/Review- “Getting rid of the gap is one of several efficiencies that design firm PriestmanGoode will introduce in its redesign of the London Underground trains.”

    Recite/Review- “London may well go up again twice in size, so you have to think about how these trains will evolve…”

    Vocabulary- Pivot- the central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates

    Review- There would be several changes done in order for the gaps at the train stations to disappear. There would be shorter train carriages.

    Recite/Review- “…newer access to stronger, lightweight materials like aluminum and finishes used on aircrafts means that the bigger doors won’t cause subway cars to grow weak and buckle. In an attempt to cut down on delays, they’re also proposing to amp up the communications system with flashing lights that warn commuters when doors open and close. Hopefully, the idea goes, this will stop desperate passengers from shoving doors back open.”

    Review- To make the trains more efficient, floor-to-ceiling handrails would be adjusted so that they tilt slightly outward.

    Note- The way in which the cars connect is going to be a major change.

    Recite/Review- “…London Underground estimates that PriestmanGoode’s trains will allow for anywhere between 25 and 60 percent more passengers, depending on the line. “We need every square inch for the passengers,” Priestman says. With these changes, “it’s almost like getting grit out of the system.”

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  4. Bernice M. Boateng

    10-07-14

    Class Agenda #18 Homework

    Title – The Hardest Thing about being a Cheetah

    Cue Notes
    Notes

    Notes
    Review

    Vocabulary
    1900, Africa was home to around 100,000 of the dappled predators; in 2014, that number has shrunk to 10,000. Conventional wisdom holds that cheetahs, like wild dogs, are prime victims of kleptoparasitism, or prey theft by larger predators
    usually weigh between 110 and 140 pounds,
    By the way, cheetah claws are a specialized marvel. Because the felines run so swiftly—accelerating, at times, from zero to 60 mph in just three seconds—
    kleptoparasitism

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  5. NASSIR (Mamadou Balde)

    Cornell Notes HW

    Title: Article “Misogamist” by Casey Nell
    Date: 10/10/14

    Cue Notes
    Note -Chef Anthony Ordain has finally taken a look at the Boogie Down Bronx

    Note -It only took him 58 years, multiple restaurant careers and four television shows

    Negative -there was also a lot of eating

    Review -specifically chowing down on all kinds of offal, pork and seafood

    Review -The show visits seafood mecca City Island, looking in on the island’s Sea Shore Restaurant

    Note -Ordain was guided by Bronx culinary ambassador Baron Ambrosia

    Note -Luckily, Grub Street put together this helpful guide to the porcine delights should you ever make like Ordain and visit the borough.

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