POL Prep and Frameworks
All documents related to your POL will be linked on the SENIOR PROJECT page of my DP, in the "Semester 1- What the hell am I doing, anyway?" section.
Starter: Things that make you go, "hmmmm..."
For your starter, list 3-5 topics you are interested in. Don't worry about if these are academic enough, if they are "good", etc. It could be anything you have an interest in, and could be focused more academically (for a thesis) or practically (for your project). The key piece here is that you are genuinely curious about the topic/skill/project. So, for example, my list would probably look like this. I suggest you write a general topic, a question or two about that topic, and a potential project idea.
Initial Research/Idea Winnowing/Notes
Take your top TWO ideas/topics from your list above. Your task for the next two days is to spend ONE HOUR on each idea, and find at least one source that addresses your interest (more sources are, however, encouraged!). I suggest starting with google. :) We'll get to the seriously academic next semester. Any source is find here- newspapers, wikipedia, etc. are all fair game. For each of your three potential topics, you need to have notes that include:
Complete notes and research for ONE topic. Due: SOC, Tuesday.
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