Selecting a Topic and Brainstorming Worksheet
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|What two objects, people, subjects, or concepts are you going to |Online education VS Traditional Education | |compare and/or contrast? | | | | | |What are the similarities between the two objects, people, | Weather a student is an online student or a student attending a | |subjects, or concepts? List as many similarities that you can |regular class One can expect to complete assignments and | |think of. |readings, attending tests in an online classroom, just as in a | | |regular classroom. Both for the most part will use the same text | | |books for each class regardless if it’s online or not. In both | | |settings there are teachers there to help you and talk. | |What are the differences between the two objects, people, |Online are more flexible allowing students to do a lot of their | |subjects, or concepts? List as many differences that you can |work at their own pace or wherever they are. Attending an online | |think of. |school you lack communication and interaction somewhat. The way | | |things are today you at least get fast paced interaction but | | |still nothing beats hands on and face to face. Online students | | |need to be able to sort of teach themselves from reading books | | |and materials. They must also keep themselves motivated | | |considering they do not need to attend a certain class at a set | | |time each day. | |Are you going to focus on similarities, differences, or both? |Both, I think the only way to write a compare contrast essay | |Explain your rationale. |style is to do just that compare the two. I want to show exactly | | |the benefits and downfalls of online and traditional schools. | | | | | | | |What do you want your readers to learn and understand after |I want readers to understand that online schooling is just as | |reading your essay? What is the purpose of your essay? |difficult if not more difficult than attending a traditional | | |school. I want online schools to be just as accepted in this day | | |and age as a brick and mortar school. The purpose of my essay is | | |to compare the 2 to help someone like myself decided if going to | | |school online is good for them or not. Who knows I could change | | |my mind after the first 2 years of school and want to move to a | | |brick and mortar school for the next 2 years. So this will help | | |me as well to do the research and get a firsthand look at all the| | |good and bad things about online VS traditional. | | | | | | | |What 3 parallel points of comparison and/or contrast will you |I would like for my 3 parallel points to be Flexibility, | |address in your essay? For example, if you were going to compare |interaction and communication and learning and skills | |and contrast two teachers, your parallel points might be |development. | |teacher’s homework policy, teacher’s classroom conduct policy, | | |and teacher’s demeanor. | | |Explain why this is an appropriate and workable topic selection |I think this is a good topic selection because it is something | |for the final assignment. |that many people have many different opinions about. This topic | | |can be picked apart all day and there are so many differences and| | |similarities to consider. | | | | | | |