Argue, Then Understand

I have been involved in thesis examination lately and I found a latent interesting fact. The documents cannot argue. Especially in academic context, following one’s idea is considered safe and well, easy. The following image might be relevant.

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In fact, it is not. One idea should be supported with multiple perspectives, not only one. It’s recent, not old. If it’s a core/grounded, then it still must be supported with newer ones. It’s not only to agree, but to disagree. It’s to be brave enough to take a stance.

What to do?
Opportunities to read more and practice stating own voice should be more provided. The use of non-exclusive plagiarism detection tool should be more encouraged. A clear and fair guideline must be applied.

Can it be done?
Yes, certainly. But it needs awareness – from top-down; down-top. And concrete action.

@mhsantosa (2014)

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