“The Journey is the Destination” Research Project

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Presentation Requirements

  • Research and plan out your future career path.
  • Present your findings and research to the class.
  • Create a Google Slides/Prezi slideshow as a visual aide.
  • Include your sources/works cited (people interviewed, websites).

Research Content Criteria

  • High School
    • Which classes to focus on for future career path
    • LD opportunities
    • Extracurricular activities/jobs recommended
  • College/Trade School
    • Entrance exams: PSAT/SAT/ACT?
    • Admission requirements, dates, grades, test scores, etc.
    • Basic information about school (similar to college pennant)
      • Name
      • Location
      • Cost per year
      • Type: Private, Public, Community College, For-Profit
      • Acceptance rate
    • Major or area of focus (example: Biology)
  • Financial Aid Opportunities – $$$
    • Minimum of 3 specific sources for financial aid
    • Possibilities: Grants (needs-based), scholarships, loans, work-study, job, out-of-pocket, etc.
  • Post-College/Trade School
    • Masters, Doctorate, Certification or other Degree, residency, training, etc.
  • Job Information
    • Average yearly salary/Hourly pay
    • Living situation

Career Presentation Research Project:

Helpful resources:

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Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis”

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Writing Prompt: Persepolis is a uniquely true story of a young woman “coming of age” during wartime. What can we as readers learn from this story? In a five-paragraph essay, describe the central theme (lesson, message) of this graphic novel. Include textual details from the story to back up your ideas.

Writing Criteria:

  • Well-organized multiple-paragraph essay.
  • A clear thesis statement (main argument).
  • Textual evidence with analysis (quotes must be cited with page numbers in MLA Format).
  • Checked for spelling/grammar/mechanics.

You may also choose to use the following texts below in your essay:

Handouts and Writing Resources:

Editing/Revision Resources:

UC Personal Insight Questions

Students need to write two essays answering the UC Personal Inquiry Questions. Each essay is limited to 350 words each. These can be used later when applying to college. Students may also choose to use the Common App Questions instead (650 word max).

Here are some helpful resources for writing your college Personal Statement:

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