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Sample Assignments

Descriptive Assignment for Research/Creative Endeavors Session

Research Project Example

Name of Presenter:

Title of Research Project:

What do YOU think was the purpose of this research?

Identify the research question(s)/hypothesis and the method of data collection as you understand it:

Identify the results of this research project:

Do you think this was a well-done research project?  Why or why not?

Creative Endeavor Example

Name of Presenter(s):

Title of Project:

What do YOU think was the purpose of this project (to entertain, raise awareness, etc.)?

Did the project accomplish its purpose? Why or why not?

What was most successful or interesting about this presentation/project?

What do you feel could have been improved?

Reflection/Critique Assignment for Research/Creative Endeavors Session

Research Presentation Example

Attend three research presentations and provide the following information for each.

Name of Presenter:

Title of Research Project:

What do YOU think was the purpose of this research?

Identify the research question(s)/hypothesis and the method of data collection as you understand it:

Identify the results of this research project:

Considering the sessions you just attended, answer the following questions:

  1. How did the research project presentations apply to information we have been discussing in class?
  2. What did you consider the most interesting project? Why?
  3. What was the most confusing aspect of these research presentations?
  4. After hearing these research presentations, are you more or less interested in doing an undergraduate research project? Why?
  5. After hearing these research presentations, what is your overall impression of undergraduate research in the discipline of ____________?

Creative Endeavor Example

Attend____ creative endeavor presentations and provide the following information for each.

Name of Presenter(s):

Title of Project:

What do YOU think was the purpose of this project (to entertain, raise awareness, etc.)?

Did the project accomplish its purpose? Why or why not?

Considering the sessions you just attended, answer the following questions:

  1. What was most successful or interesting about this presentation/project?
  2. What do you feel could have been improved?
  3. How did the presentation/project apply to what we have been reading about/discussing in class?
  4. After attending these presentations, are you more or less excited about the prospect of doing an undergraduate presentation/project? Why?
  5. After attending these presentations, what is your overall impression of undergraduate presentations/projects in _______________?

Plenary Speaker Assignment

Attend one of the plenary speaker presentations and provide the following information.

Name of presenter:

Title of presentation:

What do YOU think was the purpose of this presentation?

Did the presenter accomplish his/her purpose? Why or why not?

What was the most interesting thing you learned from this presentation?

After attending this presentation, are you more or less excited about the prospect of doing an undergraduate presentation/project? Why?