Brainstorm about potential problems you would like to learn more about. Try to think about this for a bit of time, a day or two. Here you may find it useful to talk over ideas with friends. As always, it’s helpful to read what you can about topics of interest. Do a bit of preliminary research to develop more robust ideas.
Post your problem definition to your new team members.
Discussion Post Guidelines
Introduce yourself to your new team members in a sentence or two. Mention your academic major and professional-writing related background.
You might want to share with your new team which roles interest you. Possible roles include
What unsatisfactory situation do you propose to investigate?
What specifically is unsatisfactory about it?
Supply any data needed to prove that this is indeed a significant problem. Cite your sources.
Note that for this discussion post you are not expected to have solutions to the problem. For now it’s enough that you have identified a real problem–a problem for specific people in specific contexts.
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