Compare and Contrast Portfolio


For this portfolio you will compare and contrast a minimum of TWO sources that we have provided for the topic you have chosen. Fill out

this
document completely. Use correct spelling, sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation. When you have completed this document, please save

it
and submit it in the drop box at the end of unit 2 lesson 10. **We’ve included hyperlinks to sources that will help you with terms/actions

you may
need help with.** Notes in orange indicate our suggested length for each section’s response.
Inquiry Project Topic: Please indicate which question you have chosen to investigate this semester. 1pt
□ Is college worth the cost? □ Should students have homework?
□ Would a year round school schedule better for students? □ Should companies be allowed to advertise
in
schools?
Inquiry Project Sources: Review the sources we have provided for each of the possible topics. You will
choose a minimum of 2 sources provided for your chosen topic.
1.Is college worth the cost?
! http://content.time.com/time/interactive/0,31813,2072670,00.html
! http://blogs.mprnews.org/oncampus/2011/06/one-more-time-is-college-worth-the-cost/
! https://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/why-college-brings-a-huge-return/?r=0 & http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/sunday-

review/26leonhardt.html
! https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/americas-divided-recovery/
! http://www.affordable-online-colleges.net/high-cost/
2. Should students have homework?
! http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_kids/2017/01/are_grade_schoolers_doing_too_much_homework.html
! https://www.brookings.edu/research/homework-in-america/
! http://www.teach-nology.com/tutorials/teaching/proandconhomework.html
! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/02/24/the-question-of-homework-should-our-kids-have-it-at-all/?
utm_term=.bf8059fb4a77
3. Would a year round school schedule be better for students?
! http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/choosing-schools-programs/pros-and-cons-year-round-schools
! http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/apr10/vol67/num07/Year-Round_Schooling.aspx
! https://articles.niche.com/schools-without-summer-break-an-in-depth-look-at-year-round-schooling/
! http://www.nea.org/tools/17057.htm
! http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/education_futures/2013/11/year-round_schooling_how_it_affects_students.html
4. Should companies be allowed to advertise in schools?
! http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin083.shtml
! http://brandongaille.com/12-advertising-in-schools-pros-and-cons/
! https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blog/public-schools-sell-advertising-space-to-boost-budgets
! http://www.schoolmoney.org/should-ads-be-allowed-in-schools/
For Bibliographic information, use this citation generator: http://www.easybib.com/
Sample source: http://choices.scholastic.com/story/should-schools-start-later
Sample citation:
Cahill, Colleen. “Should Schools Start Later?” Choices. Scholastic, 25 Jan. 2016. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.
Please state your claim: 1 pt
Name:
Date:Source 1 Title (of the article): 1 pt
Source 1 citation (use easybib.com): 1 pt / 1pt MLA format
Source 1 Summary (A full paragraph = three or more sentences): 1 pt
How does this article support (PLUS)/dispute (MINUS) your claim? (A full paragraph = three
or more sentences) 1 pt
Support/Pluses: 1 pt
Dispute/Minuses: 1 pt
1. 2. 3. + 1. 2.How helpful will this source be in making a good argument based on your claim? (1-2 sentences
min) 1 pt
Source 2 Title (of the article): 1 pt

Source 2 citation (use easybib.com): 1 pt / 1pt MLA format
Source 2 Summary: (A full paragraph = three or more sentences): 1 pt
How does this article support (PLUS)/dispute (MINUS) your claim? (A full paragraph = three
or more sentences) 1 pt
Support/Pluses: 1 pt
3. + 1. 2.Dispute/Minuses: 1 pt
How helpful will this source be in making a good argument based on your claim? (A full paragraph
= four or more sentences) 1 pt
What information did you find that is similar in both sources? (A full paragraph = four or more
sent) 1 pt

What information differed in these sources? (A full paragraph = four or more sentences) 1 pt
Choose the best of these two sources to use in support of your claim and explain why it is a better
source (for your claim) than the other. (A full paragraph = four or more sentences) 1 pt
3. + 1. 2. 3. +Do you think you will use both of these sources in your final project? Why? (A full paragraph =
four or more sentences) 2 pts
Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Capitalization – 1 pt
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