Imagined Problem Statements


Problem statements
Identify/Generate the principle
Time: 15 minutes

Choose a reading related to your theme that lays out the parts of the problem statement, but not in the first paragraph, but over the course of the entire article. (General interest magazines like The Atlantic Monthly and Harper's are good sources for this kind of writing.) Assign the reading as prep.

Ask students, in class or as prep, to write introductory problem statements as if they were re-writing the article for ENWR. Share results as a class.