Proposal, CRAAP Test, and Annotated Bibliography of Inquiry 3

Proposal
  1. What is your chosen topic?

My topic is practice is the key to most prodigies’ success for some academic geniuses when they do academic researches. Working Thesis: there are many factors for people who become successful in academic fields, like talent, practice, and social status. As we know, child prodigies is not equals to adult talent. Nowadays, some schools are seeking ways to train students who have talent in some academic fields, but there are divergences between different people. Some people think practice is the most important factor of success because people will lose their advantages, like talent if they do not practice more. On the contrary, others think there are some factors important as well, like talent, social status, and fortune. Because practice can strengthen students’ talent or some other advantages when they do research, there need some projects which connected with practice in schools or universities.

2. Is this topic debatable?

Yes. because some people think practice is the most important factor of success because child prodigies is not equals to adult talent when children grow up, but some people think practice is not as much important as other factors, like talent, social status and so on.

 

  1. Who are on the supporting side of this public issue? Who are on opposing side? Why do they feel the way they do?

The supporting side is the people who know how much practices the successful person did before they become successful and those people who didn’t success even though they were child prodigies in their childhood. The opposing side is the people who just see the results of success or some famous cases, but not the paid of hard work.

 

  1. Explain the relevance of your topic to you, the society, and the world.

Nowadays, as the development of technology and globalization, people can get more and more information from the internet. There are many successful cases, which child prodigies are skip the middle school and admitted to university directly. This phenomenon inspires some parents’ fighting will, which try them best to let their children become child prodigies. However, do those parents really know what is the key to become a real academic geniuses after their children grow up? Some child prodigies just give up their personal fields finally and failure.

 

  1. After exploring the topic, what do you believe? What is your stance? What is your thesis? Is this thesis debatable?

I believe that practice makes perfect. My thesis is practice is the most important factor of success because people will lose their advantages, like talent if they do not practice more.

 

  1. How might others counter your argument and how might you address those issues?

Counter: like Stephen William Hawking, if he has no talent of science, how he can found the black hole?

Address: although I support “practice is key to most prodigies’ success”, I didn’t say talent is unimportant. But if someone only has talent, it’s not enough. Does Stephen William Hawking found black hole at once? Absolutely not. He practiced times and times.

Another example: Thomas Edison

 

  1. How might understanding your reasoning and argument benefit those coming from different perspective?

Maybe is easier to convince people work hard.

 

  1. Other questions and aspects of your topic you will be answering and exploring, respectively.Why we need practice?

Can people have prodigies’ success only depend on their talent?

 

  1. Who do you plan to interview for your argument essay research? Why is their opinion relevant to this public issue?

Miami University’s students and professors, and staff of kroger.

Miami University’s students and professors receive high education, but staff of kroger may not.

 

CRAAP Test

1.

Latson, Jennifer. “How Edison Invented the Light Bulb — And Lots of Myths About Himself.” Times, 21 Oct. 2014. Web. 11 Oct. 2016.

http://time.com/3517011/thomas-edison/

 

Currency: the timeliness of the information………………………………………………………………………..   10

  • When was the information published or posted? 21, Oct 2016
  • Has the information been revised or updated? No
  • Is the information current or out-of date for your topic? No
  • Are the links functional? Yes

 

Relevance: the importance of the information for your

Needs………………………………………………………………………..    10

  • Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question? Yes
  • Who is the intended audience? People who opposite to me
  • Is the information at an appropriate level? Yes
  • Have you looked at a variety of sources before choosing this one? Not yet
  • Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper? Yes

 

Authority: the source of the information……………………………………………………………………………   9

  • Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor? Jennifer Latson/Time
  • Are the author’s credentials or organizational affiliations given? Yes
  • What are the author’s credentials or organizational affiliations given? Her twitter where has her introduction
  • What are the author’s qualifications to write on the topic?
  • Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address? Yes
  • Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source? No

 

Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content………………………………………………………………………………………………..10

  • Where does the information come from? Time
  • Is the information supported by evidence? Yes
  • Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
  • Can you verify any of the information in another source? Yes
  • Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion? No
  • Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors? Maybe not

 

Purpose: the reason the information exists…………………………………………………… 10

  • What is the purpose of the information?
  • Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear? Yes
  • Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda? Yes
  • Does the point of view appear objective and impartial? Yes
  • Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases? No

 

45 – 50 Excellent | 40 – 44 Good Total: 35 – 39 Average

30 – 34 Borderline Acceptable Below 30 – Unacceptable

 

TOTAL: 49

 

 

2.

Turner, Cory. “Forget Talent: Why Practice Is Key to Most Prodigies’ Success.” KQED News, 1 June 2016. Web. 11 Oct. 2016.

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/06/01/forget-talent-why-practice-is-key-to-most-prodigies-success/

 

Currency: the timeliness of the information……………………………………………………………………….. 8

  • When was the information published or posted?
  • Has the information been revised or updated?
  • Is the information current or out-of date for your topic?
  • Are the links functional?

 

Relevance: the importance of the information for your

Needs……………………………………………………………………….. 6

  • Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Is the information at an appropriate level?
  • Have you looked at a variety of sources before choosing this one?
  • Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper?

 

Authority: the source of the information…………………………………………………………………………… 10

  • Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?
  • Are the author’s credentials or organizational affiliations given?
  • What are the author’s credentials or organizational affiliations given?
  • What are the author’s qualifications to write on the topic?
  • Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address?
  • Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?

 

Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content…………………………………………………………………………………… 5

  • Where does the information come from?
  • Is the information supported by evidence?
  • Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
  • Can you verify any of the information in another source?
  • Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion?
  • Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?

 

Purpose: the reason the information exists…………………………………………………………… 10

  • What is the purpose of the information?
  • Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
  • Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda? Yes
  • Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
  • Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?

 

45 – 50 Excellent | 40 – 44 Good Total: 35 – 39 Average

30 – 34 Borderline Acceptable Below 30 – Unacceptable

 

TOTAL: 35

 

3.

HAMBRICK, DAVID Z., and ELIZABETH J. MEINZ. “Sorry, Strivers: Talent Matters.” The New York Times. N.p., 19 Nov. 2011. Web. 11 Oct. 2016.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/opinion/sunday/sorry-strivers-talent-matters.html?_r=4

 

 

Currency: the timeliness of the information……………………………………………………………………….. 10

  • When was the information published or posted?
  • Has the information been revised or updated?
  • Is the information current or out-of date for your topic?
  • Are the links functional?

 

Relevance: the importance of the information for your

Needs……………………………………………………………………….. 10

  • Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Is the information at an appropriate level?
  • Have you looked at a variety of sources before choosing this one?
  • Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper?

 

Authority: the source of the information…………………………………………………………………………… 8

  • Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?
  • Are the author’s credentials or organizational affiliations given?
  • What are the author’s credentials or organizational affiliations given?
  • What are the author’s qualifications to write on the topic?
  • Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address?
  • Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?

 

Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content…………………………………………………………………………………… 8

  • Where does the information come from?
  • Is the information supported by evidence?
  • Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
  • Can you verify any of the information in another source?
  • Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion?
  • Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?

 

Purpose: the reason the information exists………………………………………………………8

  • What is the purpose of the information?
  • Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
  • Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda? Yes
  • Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
  • Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?

 

45 – 50 Excellent | 40 – 44 Good Total: 35 – 39 Average

30 – 34 Borderline Acceptable Below 30 – Unacceptable

 

TOTAL: 44

 

4.

Chris, Joseph. “Natural Talent vs Hard Work.” Josephchris. N.p., 13 Oct. 2015. Web. 11 Oct. 2016.

http://www.josephchris.com/natural-talent-vs-hard-work

 

Currency: the timeliness of the information……………………………………………………………………….. 6

  • When was the information published or posted?
  • Has the information been revised or updated?
  • Is the information current or out-of date for your topic?
  • Are the links functional?

 

Relevance: the importance of the information for your

Needs……………………………………………………………………….. 8

  • Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Is the information at an appropriate level?
  • Have you looked at a variety of sources before choosing this one?
  • Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper?

 

Authority: the source of the information…………………………………………………………………………… 9

  • Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?
  • Are the author’s credentials or organizational affiliations given?
  • What are the author’s credentials or organizational affiliations given?
  • What are the author’s qualifications to write on the topic?
  • Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address?
  • Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?

 

Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content…………………………………………………………………………………… 6

  • Where does the information come from?
  • Is the information supported by evidence?
  • Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
  • Can you verify any of the information in another source?
  • Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion?
  • Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?

 

Purpose: the reason the information exists……………………………………………… 10

  • What is the purpose of the information?
  • Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
  • Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda? Yes
  • Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
  • Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?

 

45 – 50 Excellent | 40 – 44 Good Total: 35 – 39 Average

30 – 34 Borderline Acceptable Below 30 – Unacceptable

 

TOTAL: 43

 

5.

Winner, Ellen. “Often, Child Prodigies Do Not Grow Into Adult Genius.” NYTimes. N.p., 20 May 2015. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/05/20/the-benefits-and-pressures-of-being-a-young-genius/often-child-prodigies-do-not-grow-into-adult-genius

 

Currency: the timeliness of the information……………………………………………………………………….. 10

  • When was the information published or posted?
  • Has the information been revised or updated?
  • Is the information current or out-of date for your topic?
  • Are the links functional?

 

Relevance: the importance of the information for your

Needs……………………………………………………………………….. 10

  • Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Is the information at an appropriate level?
  • Have you looked at a variety of sources before choosing this one?
  • Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper?

 

Authority: the source of the information…………………………………………………………………………… 9

  • Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?
  • Are the author’s credentials or organizational affiliations given?
  • What are the author’s credentials or organizational affiliations given?
  • What are the author’s qualifications to write on the topic?
  • Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address?
  • Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?

 

Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content…………………………………………………………………………………… 8

  • Where does the information come from?
  • Is the information supported by evidence?
  • Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
  • Can you verify any of the information in another source?
  • Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion?
  • Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?

 

Purpose: the reason the information exists……………………………………………… 8

  • What is the purpose of the information?
  • Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
  • Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda? Yes
  • Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
  • Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?

 

45 – 50 Excellent | 40 – 44 Good Total: 35 – 39 Average

30 – 34 Borderline Acceptable Below 30 – Unacceptable

 

TOTAL: 45

Annotated Bibliography

 

Chris, Joseph. “Natural Talent vs Hard Work.” Josephchris. N.p., 13 Oct. 2015. Web. 11 Oct. 2016.

This article shows the differences and relationship between hard work (practice) and natural talent. The author introduced natural talent and hard work respectively using two lists because Practice or Talent had became a common in debates all around the world during recent years. The author pointed out that talent was an inborn gift for a special field that some particular people had it inherent. In addition, talent could creates better performers. On the contrary, practice could grow talents, which are inherent in human beings and create new talents. What’s more, practice allowed more success.

My assessment: This article explains the differences between hard work and natural talent in a fair way. Audience cannot see bias from either of them. I find some useful information from the part of “list of justifications for hard work”, like hard work can grow talent, hard work allows for more success, and hard work can develop new talents. These information can be showed on my argument essay as arguments.

 

Forrest Gump. Dir. Winston Francis Groom. Perf. Tom Hanks and Robin Wright Penn. Paramount Pictures Corporation, 1994. Film.

This film shows the whole life of a man, Forrest Gump, whose intelligence quotient was only 75. In addition, Forrest Gump had to worn a stent to support his legs when he was standing, walking or running because he was hunchbacked and his spine was not very health when he was a child. Forrest Gump had no friend after he met Jenny, his only and best friend in his life. His other classmates ridiculed him because of his low IQ. In order to bully Forrest Gump, those children runned after Gump and then punched him. Although running was difficult to Forrest Gump, he had to protect himself. Finally, he ran really fast and got scholarship by his speed of running.

My assessment: Although this film is not only shows Forrest Gump runs very fast even though he worn stent, I will focus on the part because it shows how important the practice is. As we all know, Forrest Gump had talent of sports, and running fast was easy to him. But because of the problem of his spine, he could only laid on bed unless he worn the stent. Obviously, lying on the bed was easier and he even could choose to refuse any requirement he did not want to do  , but Forrest Gump chose to stand up and practice running. He wanted to become stronger and stopped bullied by his classmates and finally, he succeed.

 

Awaasthi, Kavita. “Luck, talent and hard work is important for success:?Arjun Bijlani.” Hindustan Times 12 Oct. 2016: A1. Print.

This article shows the processes of success of Kavita Awaasthi. The author tried his best and focused on his TV show “Naagin” 10 years, after that, he became famous. He said luckey, talent and hard work were important factors when a person want to become successful and educated his son by using these three things.

My assessment: The reason why I choose this article are two sentences in it. “As for hard work, one should constantly keep working, whether you are talented or not. If you are not hard working, you will never be talented.” These sentences are powerful and let audience know the importance of hard work.

 

Latson, Jennifer. “How Edison Invented the Light Bulb — And Lots of Myths About Himself.” Times, 21 Oct. 2014. Web. 11 Oct. 2016.

This article shows the process of inventing the light bulb by Edison. Edison had inborn talent of Science and Invention. During the process of inventing the light bulb, Edison tried hundreds of filaments, which made from different materials. In addition, he just had less than three hours to sleep per day to research even though he had talent.

My assessment: I want to use a famous case to absorb my audience to understand how important the practice is. Although Edison had the talent, which normal hadn’t, he worked very hard.

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