Persuasive Speech

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Monday May 9th, Task #2

Begin by taking these surveys for other 7th grade students:

7th Grade Year

Being A Middle Schooler

The Intern Program

Community at MJS

Mayfield PE and Sports Uniform

Free Dress Days

Activities at MJS

The Intern Program Round 2! :)


The School Pledge

Describe MJS

Surviving 7th Grade

Technology Usage at MJS

After, take next steps:

If you are interviewing, come up with interview questions interview the people you hoped to interview

If you did a survey: Analyze the data from your survey. Did the answers help you make decisions for your project? If not, do you need to do another survey?

Begin a Google Document including things you hope to include in your project from the data.

Monday May 2nd Advisory Task #1

Begin by creating a list of either activities or events that happen at MJS that interest you. When you have a good list, think about which one of those activities could be improved in a real way. Remember, you want to pick realistic needs or problems. For instance, proving that we should get rid of uniforms is not a problem worth solving. MJS is a uniform school and that will not change. What improvements do you think could be made to better the school?

Also, this may not be about classes or teachers. Focus on activities and events that help create culture at MJS.

Once you have narrowed to a topic (or two) survey a population at MJS (for instance all 7th grade students) OR interview a few people who might be important for getting feedback. Do other people see this need or problem? What solutions might other people come up with.

If you are choosing to interview, please draft an email to be approved by Mr. Donaldson or Mr. Wolfe. See below for a sample and a picture with interview tips.

If you are planning to survey, come up with questions first. I recommend to not have more than five questions. See the link below for survey tips! Also, consider if you want it to be anonymous or have them include their names. If you decide you want their name, make sure to have that be your first question!

Share the link (do not copy and paste from the top, click share on the left!) and then choose copy link and paste it in the Google Sheet below. Also, how to share a google form correctly is below!

By the end of advisory, you should have either sent your emails or completed the survey and shared it on the google spreadsheet! No exceptions. If not, it is homework due Tuesday!

Sample Formal Email:

Dear Students,

I am writing this information to you in proper email format. Did you notice how I started with a salutation, followed by a comma? Also, I never indent in an email. Formatting doesn’t always transfer. It is best to keep paragraphs short and leave spaces between them. Also, if you are hoping to interview more than one person, please send each email separately.

Start by introducing yourself and describing your project in a sentence or two. End the paragraph with your call to action: you would like to interview the person some time in the next few days.

This paragraph should explain your availability. You are allowed to schedule a meeting time during a recess or lunch or an advisory. I would give them a few options. Emphasize that you are happy to come to their office or classroom for the meeting.

End with a thank you and explain how you are looking forward to hearing from them. Leave extra space, as that was your ending salutation.

Your name

7th grade Student

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