Presentation on theme: "Senior Project 2013 Awesome. MemorizingThinking Academic BestPersonal Best Follow Curriculum Follow Interests Hints at What Your Grade Will Be Hints."— Presentation transcript:
Senior Project 2013 Awesome
MemorizingThinking Academic BestPersonal Best Follow Curriculum Follow Interests Hints at What Your Grade Will Be Hints at What Your Future Will Be Involves Risk Taking Involves Playing it Safe Relies on Knowing AnswersRelies on Asking Right Question Being ScholarlyBeing Smart
Finding the right question Topic: Beauty Question: Do magazines promote unhealthy images of beauty? Question: Would you be willing to become extremely ugly physically if it meant you would live for 1,000 years at any physical age you chose?
I agree Its both I disagree Its neither They Say
Group Activity For each magazine article, identify: The topic The focus question
So What? Who Cares? The problem is not necessarily that the speakers lack a clear, well-focused thesis or that the thesis is inadequately supported with evidence. Instead, the problem is that the speakers dont address the crucial question of why their arguments matter. Graff and Birkenstein, They Say, I Say
Group Activity Prioritize the 5 questions from most relevant to least relevant
How on earth does anyone propose to assign a number to something as complex as a college or university? Will technology be a form of tyranny or will it free us from tyranny? Will it upend democracy or strengthen it? If the end of white America is a cultural and demographic inevitability, what will the new mainstream look like and how will white Americans fit into it? What explains teenage behavior? Can parents harm their children by doing too much?