Describe the ups and downs you have encountered to date in your inquiry. Specifically when were you frustrated or struggling in your inquiry, what did you do to address the situation?

When I was creating my presentation, I was frustrated by how, for lack of a better word, basic it was. I didn’t want to end up giving some bland, banal presentation and that was all i was coming up with. I knew that the presentation I was creating was something that I would have found unbearable. My earlier idea of an activity was related to getting the class to guess which of two images was the original ad. I photo-shopped a few options, but while it was happening, I realized that it really didn’t relate to finding persuasive strategies.

After my realization I ended up coming up with another idea. This one was related and allowed the class to look through some examples of advertisements in some old magazines (Which I got at a great price from Value Village :)

Though it was difficult, I’m glad that I came to the conclusion to not use my original idea, as it wouldn’t have been as good a representation of my learning.

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