Senior Project: Cover Letter - DOC

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Chicago, Illinois Your zip code
14 March 2011

Ms. or Mr. English Teacher, Senior Project Teacher
North Lawndale College Preparatory Charter High School – Christiana Campus (or Collins Campus)
1615 South Christiana (or 1313 South Sacramento)
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. 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 our society: 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
   o How helpful were the following: Your research process? Your source list and notecard process? Reading
     the drafts written by others in the group? Your Senior Mentor? Your Senior Expert? Oral and/or written
     feedback from your English teacher? 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? Explain.
   o Anything else you wish to say? Feel free…]


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