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Unformatted text preview: Emily Blum November 30, 2006 Statewide Testing Programs Is it valid to have a single test determine your future? (1) Justification of Summary Presentation Techniques Cindy and I felt that a power point would be the most efficient way to present our material in an organized manner; allowing us to provide the important facts and key points that were focused on throughout the article, while also giving us a chance to verbally express our input and point out certain areas that bring up some interesting arguments. Due to the size of a power point slide, this forced us to reserve a good portion of the slideshow for the focus on the main points, rather than cluttering the slide with useless article terminology. In the power point, we also spent a large amount of time, specifically, trying to determine the order of what topic we were focusing on; inevitably helping us to conclude which issues should be held at higher regard than others, establishing a firm outline of important issues and questionable arguments to be discussed as they surfaced during the presentation. (2) Justification of Discussion Question Choices The main issue that we faced with our presentation is that is was very light in terms of factual material or concrete examples; this particular study was very influenced and heavy in opinionated jargon, of which most holds little truth value, if any at all. This issue adds difficulty in developing questions for discussion, so as not to, in turn, spark strong opinions in opposing views with little likelihood of trying to understand different perspectives.views with little likelihood of trying to understand different perspectives....
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