Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Period 5: Guest speaker, Ralph Mechur from SMMUSD Board of Education
Pust's Notes from Mr. Mechur's visit

Periods 2 and 3: Getting Started in Research
Get into collaborative research groups
Generate research questions and begin work on Part I

Part I of the Research Paper: Introduction
Establish urgency: why does this issue matter right now?
Establish passions: why does this issue matter to you?
Establish purpose: what do you hope to discover or accomplish?
Establish tension: what obstacles stand in the way of your helping to resolve this issue?
Establish audience: who else would this matter to or who has power or influence over this issue? What are your audience's potential counterarguments or tensions? What benefits would resolving this issue have for your audience?

HW: Part I of research paper, typed draft due Monday.

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