Notes On Selecting A Topic And Brainstorming Worksheet

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Appendix D

Selecting a Topic and Brainstorming Worksheet

Complete the following and post as an attachment.

|List two objects, people, subjects, or concepts you are going to | |
|compare and/or contrast. |Home school versus public education |
|What are the similarities between the two objects, people, |Both offer a wide variety of classes. Start at kindergarten and |
|subjects, or concepts? List as many similarities as you can. |go through to 12th grade. Teach the same curriculum Have field |
| |trips |
|What are the differences between the two objects, people, |No social interaction in home school Setting Access to teachers |
|subjects, or concepts? List as many differences as you can. |Athletics Diploma |
|Are you going to focus on similarities, differences, or both? |Both similarities and differences. Better explains my views on |
|Explain your rationale. |importance of education and the form of education that is |
| |delivered |
|What do you want your readers to learn and understand after |The reader will learn the advantages and disadvantages of home |
|reading your essay? What is the purpose of your essay? |school versus public education. The purpose is to show why at |
| |this point and time public education is far superior. |
|What three or four parallel points of comparison and/or contrast |Curriculum Diploma Social interaction |
|will you address in your essay? For example, if you were going to| |
|compare and contrast two teachers, your parallel points might be | |
|each teacher’s homework policy, classroom conduct policy, and | |
|demeanor. |