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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. Writing a book

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
Can I write a book?
yes
yes
yes
idea 2
idea 3

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

Writing a book

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?

Can I write a book?

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.

Because books provide me with the strength to get through life, and I want to deliver that unto other people. Because it makes me senselessly happy when I see a character that reminds me of myself, and I want to have other people experience that. I want to see more aromantic representation in books.

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. Tropes and themes
  2. Storytelling
  3. Writing techniques
  4. Character development

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?

Work Product Deliverables

MilestoneDateFiles
Talk to Ava T about books
Oct 16, 2020
Write 2 more chapters
Oct 23, 2020
Get to next section
Nov 6, 2020
Final Product + Project Pages
Oct 27, 2020
Write another chapter
Nov 20, 2020

Checkpoint 1: Review

This checkpoint is being reviewed by Simon.

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? there isnt even a section to pick skills - Simon Yes there is Simon check again.
outline deliverable dates for getting your work product done