Thursday, July 23, 2015

Day 18-Problem-Position Statement, Evidence

Today You Will Learn How to:
  • Create a clear and concise problem statement to provide relevant background information about the case and motivation for the essay
  • Create a specific and focused position statement that includes the purpose and outline of the essay
  • Use two different types of evidence (qualitative vs. quantitative) to support their position statement in a case-based essay.
  • Utilize PIE in the evidence part of your writing.
Class Today:

Problem/Position Statement
  • Warm-up: What ideas for a position statement did you come up with? Share your ideas in this google doc.
  • Powerpoint Click here
  • Sample Problem/Position Statements. Which do you like best? 
    • One
    • Two
      • Questions to think about:
        • Does the problem statement provide clear and concise background information on the case to be analyzed? If not, what seems to be the problem?
        • Does it present a clear position statement (Recommended decision)?
        • Is the position statement specific and focused, including purpose and the outline (direction) of the essay? 
Next Class: Oral Presentations, Cont Evidence, Action Plan

  • Outline due on Compass Friday
  • Reflection due on Compass Friday
  • First Draft of case-based essay is due July 31st, by midnight.

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