Groupthink in Beta

Mirna Shaban

  1. Is the purpose of the Inquiry Project clear?  Does it clearly address a problem, provide necessary background information to understand the problem, and establish a thesis to respond to the problem?  Is the thesis clear, debatable, and significant?

_ The purpose of inquiry project beta is clear as it wants to inform the involvement of the social media in Egypt Revolution. However, it does need to provide more background information to understand the problem better. The thesis is also clear.

  1. Is the research included in the Inquiry Project substantial?  Does the author draw from quality sources to establish key ideas (definitions, concepts, claims, etc.) regarding the project’s focus?

_ The research in the Inquiry Project is substantial but the quality from the sources is uncertainty. It needs more authority in order to establish key ideas or using those ideas in the essay. For example, Rasha A. Abdulla, not everyone knows who she is.

  1. Are the sources appropriately referenced and cited?  Are signal phrases fully utilized?

_ The sources are appropriately referenced and cited with fully utilized signal phrase.

  1. Are the main points of the argument to support the thesis clear, well-reasoned, and sufficiently supported with the research?  (Indicate what is particularly at issue and explain.)

_ To me, the main points of the argument support the thesis pretty clear. They are all constructed toward the final draw of social media toward Egypt Revolution

  1. What’s the most important thing the author needs to consider and/or add before completing the Inquiry Project for the course?

_ I think the paper needs to inform the audience general information about Egypt Revolution, concise the sentences and use more authority voice.

 

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  1. Is the purpose of the Inquiry Project clear?  Does it clearly address a problem, provide necessary background information to understand the problem, and establish a thesis to respond to the problem?  Is the thesis clear, debatable, and significant?

_ The purpose of the Inquiry Project is clear. It is good that it is provided the background information to help the audiences have better ideas of the problems. The thesis is clear.

  1. Is the research included in the Inquiry Project substantial?  Does the author draw from quality sources to establish key ideas (definitions, concepts, claims, etc.) regarding the project’s focus?

_ The author needs to draw the authority voice within the paper

  1. Are the sources appropriately referenced and cited?  Are signal phrases fully utilized?

_ The sources are appropriately referenced and cited.

  1. Are the main points of the argument to support the thesis clear, well-reasoned, and sufficiently supported with the research?  (Indicate what is particularly at issue and explain.)

_ Mostly the paper uses testimony to support its main ideas which makes the thesis strong and stand out.

  1. What’s the most important thing the author needs to consider and/or add before completing the Inquiry Project for the course?

_ Since the paper is incomplete, there is not much that I can give suggestion. But it is a good start; it is needed to break down the paragraph to make the point clearer. Although testimony is good, but higher authority voice will make the paper sound stronger with the idea from expert in the area.

 

 

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