Goals: To reflect upon your progress so far this year, and use that reflection to plan for future success
Opener: If money and/or family expectations were no object, what career would you like to pursue when you get older? Why? What, in particular, about the way you like to work and learn (and other interests) would fit this job? Explain in detail.
Handouts in Class: S1 Portfolio Review and Reflection
Terms and Vocabulary:
Work Assigned and Collected:
IF YOU CANNOT LOG ON TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM, THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ESSAY ARE BELOW:
Second Draft of Research Project (create it in your Drive; it will NOT be submitted on Classroom)
Second Draft Instructions: This essay will be the introduction for your research project. Please note that this essay is NOT the research section of the project — although you may have done some reading to help you refine your position (and that’s great!), the purpose of this section is to provide a rationale for the research. Your essay needs to address the following three things:
Describe a situation or issue people living in the U.S. today face that you think is unfair or unjust. It should be clear and specific, but also broad enough to affect many people in one way or another.
Explain what you feel is unjust about this situation, and why. Your job here is to persuade the readers that your problem is important, and valid. You will do this with research later, so you don’t need to have a complete set of facts to support your idea . . . yet.
Address at least one major counter-argument to the idea that your problem is important. Why might people think this problem is NOT important, and why are they wrong?
Propose a solution to this problem, and explain how and why you think it would work. Be clear and specific, but know that there will be a section later in the research section of the paper where you will describe and explain the details in more depth.