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Project Launch

Checkpoint 1:

Generate at least 3 project ideas

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List 3 topics you're interested in exploring more deeply. You're going to be spending the next two weeks working on this project, so make it something you're curious about. For example: I want to understand how rock music affects the brain.
  1. I want to understand the impact of grief on a person's social life and more about mental heatlh.
  2. I want to understand what chemicals are linked to grief
  3. I want to understand how genetics influence individual grieving process (+ environment)

(I want to extend my project from the last cycle, further develop the website I made)

Evaluate your ideas

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Now that you've brainstormed some ideas you're interested in exploring, you're going to converge on one idea to explore for this project. List the ideas you came up with above in the first column below and determine if each idea meets specific criteria: - useful: does it solve a real problem? - skill-aligned: are there Sora skills that could be applied to this idea? - feasible: is the idea doable within the timeframe? - appealing: is the idea something you're really curious about?

Idea Matrix

Ideasusefulskill-alignedfeasibleappealing
idea 1
yes
yes
yes
yes
idea 2
yes
yes
yes
yes
idea 3
yes
yes
yes
yes

Final Idea

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Write below the idea that meets the most criteria above (has the most green yes marks) and that will be the idea you will focus on for the rest of this project cycle.

I want to further my understanding of the impact of grief on mental health, specifically our social life(relationships).

(finding more resources,

Guiding Question or Challenge Statement

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What is the one question which will guide this process of discovery and work? Or, what challenge will you be attempting to complete? For example: How does rock music effect the brain?

How does grief not only affect us but the people around us and the relationships we have with them?

Why do I care?

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You have a limited amount of time on the worldβ€”why is investigating this project worth the effort given your current goals? For example: I am interested in neuroscience and I am curious about how music can affect the brain and its function.

Death is such a big part of life. We should be as prepared for it as we are for an exam for example. Helping others is also very important to me. If I can lessen the intensity of the pain grief causes, I definitely want to!

List 4 things you'd like to learn or be able to do by the end of this project.

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Most projects can cover a wide variety of science and humanities topics. Identify 4 skills and if you have questions about which Sora Skills they relate to come to Office Hours.
  1. Genetics, Homeostasis (family history)
  2. User Interface/Experience Design (website design)
  3. Emotional Intelligence, Motivation
  4. Research, Concise Writing, Sourcing and Integration,

What goals and deadlines do you need to set for yourself to get the work product done on time?

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List the milestones that need to happen for your work product to be complete by the drop dead date (in Canvas). What dates do you need these milestones completed to hold yourself accountable?

Copy of Work Product Deliverables

MilestoneDateFiles
Website Layout
Research
Put it all together
Final Product + Project Pages
October 27, 2020

Checkpoint 1: Review

This checkpoint is being reviewed by [Ella].

Generate 3 ideas
Final idea is useful, skill-aligned, feasible, and appealing

Is the guiding question:

open-ended?
ambitious?
focused on a specific topic?
non-judgmental?
Did they include a paragraph on why they care?
Are there 4 legit sora skills tagged above?
outline deliverable dates for getting your work product done