Senior Project: Mentor's Guideline - DOC by NLCP

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									                                             North Lawndale College Prep Charter High School
                                    Senior Mentors for Senior Project: Job Outline
                                                               2010-2011

Senior Mentor of ___________________________________________________________________,
In support of your mentee, at least two or three times per week please engage, probe the driving question options
while making suggestions for others, encourage, monitor, provide examples, read the drafts, question the ideas and
language, expect rewrites, and evaluate presentation rehearsals as he/she meets the following deadlines. Additionally,
please make an effort to help the senior connect with his/her Senior Project Expert.
            Stage                                                                  Due Dates
1. Select Internal NLCP Mentor (Mentor must agree)                             October 22, 2010
2. With Mentor, Determine Initial Driving Question                             October 29, 2010
3. Topic Area Research/Create Topic Map                                        November 15, 2010
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4. 1 Meeting with NLCP-appointed Outside Expert on Topic (1 Intersession) November 22-23, 2010
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5. FSM Documentary Information Session                                         November 22-23, 2010
6. Written Reflection on Topic — after Meeting with Expert                     December 3, 2010
7. FSM Application Due                                                         December 3, 2010
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8. 1 Half of the Following Research and Emerging Claim:                        January 21, 2011
    Research Sourcecards (at least 3 sources explore opposition)
           Primary Sources (2+):
                Film
                Interview (either personal or transcripts from radio/tv)
                        with appropriately qualified “expert”
           Secondary Sources (9+, student picks extras):
                2 books
                3 academic journal articles
                3 periodical articles
                1 internet reference (hub) site
    Research Notecards (at least 3 sources explore opposition)
            Primary Sources (2+):
                Film (10 each film = 10+ total)
                Interview (20 each interview = 20+ total)
           Secondary Sources (9+, student picks optional extras):
                2 books (25 each book = 50+ total)
                3 academic journal articles (10 each article = 30+ total)
                3 periodical articles (10 each article = 30+ total)
                1 internet reference (hub) site 5 each article (worksheet)
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9. 2 Meeting with NLCP-appointed Outside Expert on Topic                       January 24-25, 2011
10. 2nd Half of the Above Research and the Claim                               February 2, 2011
11. Outline                                                                    February 9, 2011
12. 1st Full Draft of Essay                                                    February 16, 2011
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13. 2 Full Draft of Essay                                                      February 23, 2011
14. Final Draft of Essay                                                       February 28, 2011
15. Cover Letter (Metacognitive component)                                     February 28, 2011
16. Presentation Outline                                                       March 2, 2011
17. Presentation: 1st Practice                                                 March 4, 2011
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            Presentation to Independent Panel of Judges (2 Intersession)                  March 8-12, 2011
            Presentation (for those seniors in the Free Spirit Media SP course)           April 11-30, 2011

       Please sign your willingness to help this senior reach his/her extraordinary potential in Senior Project!
__________________________________________ _______________________________________________
Mentor’s Signature                                            Mentee’s Signature

								
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