1) Finish the online library orientation (see link in assignment for 10/29).
2) Write a paragraph consisting only of questions about your Essay 2 topic. These can be all sorts of questions—both questions you think you can answer (and want to answer) using research and also questions that are rhetorical or which you have no intent of answering.
Post this series of questions here and bring it with you to the Library on Tuesday. This is where our class will be held—meet us outside the library on the (4th floor of the Atrium (glass roofed) building.
EX: Why do some people think that violent video games make people more violent in real life? Do they think gamers identify too much with the characters and roles they play when gaming? What other theories might there be of how a violent video game could make someone more violent in reality? Are there theories that propose the opposite—that violent video games might make people LESS violent in real life? What do psychologists say about violent video games? Is there psychoanalytic theory that might help explain the effects of violent video games? Do computer scientists and game designers have answers to any of these questions? What role does mental illness play in the video-game-violence question? What role does mental illness play in the gaming community more broadly? Is gaming itself a kind of therapy—or could it also be a kind of illness in itself?