Aboutness Statement

These blog posts were written by students during Summer 2018 as part of the requirement for their CAT 124 Practicum course. Each week students were given a prompt and asked to reflect on the questions in 300-500 words.

Aboutness Statement (due Sun, July 22) – Reflect on how you analyzed your sources and construct aboutness statements. What was easy about the process? What was difficult? What are the possible implications from the way you described the Patrol Reports? How might technology change then use of the reports over time, e.g. microfilm vs. online access?

West New Britain is an area located in the country of Papua New Guinea. During the 1900’s the island was under the administration of Australia until its independence in 1975. […]

While analyzing my volume of patrol reports to construct an aboutness statement for the overall volume, I tried to concentrate as much as possible on the patrol report itself, rather […]

Aboutness statement:  This patrol volume focuses on economic development such as roads (Tealands road), bridges, schools, cattle and poultry projects, farming, and gardening with test plots of various crops. Kiaps in […]