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Question quest with game

  1. 1. Question Quest<br />Creating “Researchable” or “Effective” Questions to Drive Your Research<br />
  2. 2. Get a clear idea of what you have to do.<br />What questions do I need to ask to get the right information?<br />
  3. 3. Great research is driven by great questions.Boring questions produce boring answers.Boring answers put readers to sleep.Simple lists of facts are a bit like dry cereal . . .no milk . . . no fruit . . . no taste!<br />
  4. 4. Researchable or Effective Questions Are “Open-ended”<br /><ul><li>lead to asking other questions-have more than a one word answer-have more than one right answer-require effort and deep research-lead to multiple perspectives-keep you thinking
  5. 5. could lead to controversy/debate</li></li></ul><li>The Question Game<br />-Two players <br />-One person starts with an open-ended question, then the other person responds with a related open-ended question. <br />-This goes back and forth as long as you can continue without making a statement or repeating a previous question.<br />
  6. 6. The Question Game<br />Light Bulb<br />Why is it important to have light?<br />Where does light come from?<br />How does light help people?<br />Where is light used? Does every country have electricity?<br />What would happen if there were no light?<br />6. Compare a halogen bulb to an incandescent bulb<br />See How Many “Open-Ended” Questions You and Your Partner Can Create. Write Them on Your Paper.<br />
  7. 7. Qualities of A Great Person<br />Focus <br />Preparedness <br />Conviction <br />Perseverance <br />Creativity <br />Curiosity <br />Resilience <br />Risk taking <br />Independence <br />A sense of higher purpose<br />Possible thoughts when researching an important person…<br />
  8. 8. Which of these qualities apply to the person you have chosen to study? <br />Which of these qualities apply to you in your own life?<br />Can a person develop these qualities?<br />
  9. 9. Effective Questions<br />In what ways was the person’s life remarkable? <br />In what ways was the person’s life despicable?<br />
  10. 10. Effective Questions<br />In what ways was the person’s life admirable?<br />What human qualities were most influential in shaping the way ________ lived and influenced his or her times?<br />
  11. 11. Effective Questions<br />Which quality or trait proved most troubling and difficult? <br />Which quality or trait was most beneficial?<br />
  12. 12. Effective Questions<br />Did this person make any major mistakes or bad decisions? If so, what were they and how would you have chosen and acted differently if you were in their shoes? <br />What are the two or three most important lessons you or any other young person might learn from the way this person lived?<br />
  13. 13. Effective Questions<br />Some people say you can judge the quality of a person's life by the enemies they make. Do you think this is true of your person's life? Explain why or why not. <br />An older person or mentor is often very important in shaping the lives of gifted people by providing guidance and encouragement. To what extent was this true of your person? Explain.<br />
  14. 14. Effective Questions<br />Many people act out of a "code" or a set of beliefs which dictate choices. It may be religion or politics or a personal philosophy. To what extent did your person act by a code or act independently of any set of beliefs? Were there times when the code was challenged and impossible to follow? <br />What do you think it means to be a hero? Was your person a "hero?" Why? Why not? How is a hero different from a celebrity?<br />
  15. 15. Effective Questions<br />What were the 5 most distinguishing characteristics of _______ and how did they contribute to his or her success or failure? <br />What made __________ great or not so great?<br /> What are the 2-3 most important things you learned about __________ that might help you in your life?<br />
  16. 16. What Do You Already Know About Your Topic?What Information Will YouNeed To Know or Want To Know About Your Topic?<br />
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  18. 18. A Good Thesis Statement<br />Declares What You Believe And What You Intend To Prove<br />
  19. 19. A Good Thesis Statement<br />Proves A Point<br />Clearly States Your Own Conclusions Based On Evidence<br />

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