Final Project Overview and Timeline
Final Project Overview
Your final project for AED 200 will be to write an Educational Debate Persuasive Paper on a current educational debate. You will pick one of the eleven debates listed below. Read the corresponding “Yes” and “No” opinions in the related chapter in the textbook. Throughout the course you will continue your research on the topic to support your position on the debated issues. The paper will be your argument to persuade readers that your position on the debate is correct. Your paper will also need to address the opposing viewpoint and provide arguments against this view. For the final project you will need to include at least 3 reliable resources that support your thesis. Your paper should be 1,750-2,100 words long and follow APA guidelines.
Chapter 1: Should Districts Offer Signing Bonuses to Attract New Teachers? (pp. 34-35)
Chapter 2: Should All Students Be Bilingual? (pp. 58-59)
Chapter 3: Can Retention Be Good for a Student? (pp.102-103)
Chapter 4: Is School the Best Place to Teach Tolerance? (pp. 116-117)
Chapter 5: Has Student Fund-Raising Gone Too Far? (pp. 172-173)
Chapter 6: Should Teachers Have the Authority to Remove Disruptive Students from Their Classes Permanently? (pp.204-205)
Chapter 9: Does Prepping for High-Stakes Tests Interfere with Teaching? (pp. 324-325)
Chapter 10: Should Today's Education Be Relevant to Tomorrow's Job Market? (pp. 340-341)
Chapter 11: Are Uniforms a Good Way to Improve Student Discipline and Motivation? (pp. 366-367)
Chapter 12: Should Special Needs Students Be Exempt from Graduation Tests? (pp. 414-415)
Chapter 13: Should School Computer Labs Be Phased Out? (pp. 456-457)
Final Project Timeline
You should budget your time wisely and work on your project throughout the course. As outlined below, the Week Four CheckPoint in the course is designed to assist you in creating your final project. If you complete your course activities and use the feedback provided by the instructor, you will be on the right track to complete your project successfully.
¨ Suggested in Week One: Read the Final Project Overview and Timeline in Appendix A and pick your debate topic.
¨ Suggested in Week Two: Read the “Yes” and “No” opinions from the correlating chapter in the textbook. Determine your stance on the issue and begin research.
¨ Suggested in Week Three: Continue to research your topic and identify at least three reliable sources that will support your position.
¨ Due in Week Four: Submit an outline of your paper with an annotated bibliography listing at least three reliable sources you will use.
¨ Suggested in Week Five: Make any necessary revisions to your outline and begin writing the rough draft.
¨ Suggested in Week Six: Complete the rough draft of your paper.
¨ Suggested in Week Seven: Submit the rough draft to the Writing Center and begin your final draft.
¨ Suggested in Week Eight: Complete the final draft of your persuasive paper and check for APA formatting.
¨ Due in Week Nine: Submit your final project.
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