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					Your Street Address Chicago, Illinois Your zip code 30 January 2009 Ms. or Mr. English Teacher, Senior Project Teacher North Lawndale College Preparatory Charter High School 1615 South Christiana Chicago, Illinois 60623 Dear Ms. or Mr. English Teacher: [At this point, please consider this letter the single-most important piece within your Senior Project portfolio. For your typed cover letter, respond to the following questions, in any order, using the business letter format. o How does this Senior Project, from your driving question through to your research essay, represent the culmination of your experience at North Lawndale? Explain in detail. o Choose three ingredients of your project that you appreciate for their particular skillfulness: Using specific evidence from your project, explain how these three elements evolved from the first draft to the final draft? o Overall, what do you think about your Senior Project? How strong is your final product? How strong was your process? How has Senior Project become an instrument for discovery rather than a regurgitation of what you knew already? o Explore the relationship between your topic and civic engagement: What impact might your Senior Project have on society? Is this impact positive or negative? To what extent will your Senior Project help create a more just society? How can the research in your Senior Project be used to help change society for the better? o How helpful were the following: Your research process? Your sourcecard and notecard process? Your writing group members responses to your drafts? Reading the drafts written by others in the group? Your chosen mentor(s)? Oral and/or written feedback from me? From other teachers? From the Writing Center staff? The responses from your peer and adult responders? Explain each in detail. o Through the creation of this Senior Project, what have you learned about yourself (your “detective’s instinct” with research? your creative talent? your desire to “discover” through your research and writing/creating/experiencing? your “writer’s discipline”? your perspective on life? your writing process? etc.)? Explain. o What letter grade would you give yourself for this entire Senior Project portfolio? Explain. o Anything else you wish to say? Feel free…] Sincerely,

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