Scenario Your child comes home from school with an assignment


Your child comes home from school with an assignment sheet for a school project. They are very excited about the project and begin work immediately, doing research on the Internet and gathering materials. You read over the assignment sheet and notice that your child is not including all of the required items in the project, and you have some ideas for how to improve the quality of the presentation. You recently read an article in a parenting magazine about the importance of a child developing responsibility for their own learning. You recall the many ways in which your parents took over your school projects. You, on the other hand, want to encourage your child’s confidence in their ability to complete a project independently. The next day, you are at the grocery store when you see a parent of a student in your child’s class. That parent has spent over $30 in supplies for the science project and is taking a day off work to put the pieces of the project together.

  • Write 4–5 pages in which you:
    • Define the problem in the scenario 
    • Analyze the problem in the scenario.
    • Generate options for solving the problem in the scenario.
    • Evaluate the options for solving the problem.
    • Decide on the best option for solving the problem.
    • Explain how you will implement the chosen solution and reflect on whether this option was the most effective.

follow these guidelines for clear and organized writing:

  • Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph.
  • Address the main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
  • Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.