Why did I write about an Egyptian protester posting nude photographs and not any other topic?
This entry will explain the method of researching and structuring the posts based on “on the transparency of search, source, and argument“. It will also show how that leads to the discovery of related topics that I might deal with in the future
What and how will I research for the next post?
This question arises at the beginning of each weak – the process starts. The ideas for the research come to my mind during daily-life. An article about the above mentioned subject caught my interest.
Start with turning on the computer and open up Evernote, while the internet browser is opened on the other side and the research begins.
To continue with I checked out the blog of Aliaa to build my own opinion about her appearance. The comments on her blog interested me especially, but since the majority was formulated in Arab signs, this did not get me as far as expected. Therefore, returning to Google blog search, and typing in “naked egyptian protest” into the search machine, showed the next step. Beforehand I saved the link to her blog in Evernote.
Skimming trough different posts and looking for eye catchers, such as striking keywords, headers and images, led my path. After having found an interesting paragraph, I copied it to Evernote, highlighting the important facts and writing down some keywords explaining the content. Often one site leads to another, some might be interesting others rather not.
In order not to get lost in the future, I will open up Evernote and two internet browsers to be able to compare and contrast opinions. One window could be for example pro arguments and the other contra.
After the basic research and note taking, I’ll start writing the first draft in Word, still Evernote is running next to my writing tool. It helps evaluating and contrasting the opinion’s of others because the writer is able to switch back and forth between different windows. Organizing the notes efficiently is the clue for the writing process, because it helps to use time effectively.
During the previous research, I discovered striking blogs about “The fight of the Arab women” and also a catchy video with called “Nudity the new way of protest”.
Let’s see how the research will weave a web of different opinions for the next week.