Before you start the actual writing about your chosen exhibit source, think about the functions that it can perform in your essay:
- – Remember that an exhibit source is something that can serve as an example, something that you need to “curate” as one would an exhibit in a museum: introduce and represent it to the reader, analyze and interpret it, make claims about it, and show its relevance to the problem in question. In doing so, you advance your essay’s argument and develop your own thinking about the problem that you are grappling with.
- – Because such sources are often visual, writers often use them in the opening of the essay to provide their audience with an image that embodies and/or illustrates the problem of the essay. Having a visual reference in the opening can help you grab your readers’ attention quickly. (You might consider the framing technique for your essay – coming back to the opening image again at the end of the essay, this time with a deeper understanding of it and/or something different that you can now point out about this image.)
- – Exhibit sources can often help you appeal to readers’ emotions rather than mere logic, as well as employ the senses – auditory, visual, tactile, etc – to enrich your readers’ experience of your essay.
- – You can place your work with the exhibit source in the middle of your essay, too, to help unpack and further illustrate an important claim that you are making. Such use of an exhibit source can serve to break the flow of text-heavy sources and provide a fresh way to engage with the concepts you are discussing.
- – Whatever strategy you choose, remember that your exhibit source cannot be random: it has to be chosen carefully and be directly relevant to either the overall problem of your essay or the particular concept/ claim that you will discuss in relation to this source.Write 1-3 paragraphs about it. prioritize meaning and clarity over perfection of form at this point . Be creative in what exactly you want to say about the source; however, make sure to include the following:
- – Represent the source to someone who has never seen it/ read it/ heard it
– Explain how it is relevant to the problem/concept/claim
– Use descriptive language, engage with the senses, create a visual for your reader
– Make interpretive claims about it
– Make a move to connect it to whatever you might want to discuss right after (start thinking about how to transition into whatever’s next.)
Note: the exhibit source is the attachment, and primary text is “Silence and the Notion of the Commons” written by Ursula Franklin. be sure to explore the relationship between the exhibit source and the primary text, how it supports the primary text.
the attachment is some ideas I have about the exhibit source, I would like you to read the instruction very carefully.
Here’s the link of original exhibit source. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/9af1/cbff39ff8fb9576c5e0434536eb068d529f4.pdf