The Climate of College: Planning for Your Future

This activity challenges students to think about life after high school. Where do they hope to be? What do they want to be doing? More importantly, what is it going to take to get there and what will the environment be like once they arrive?

Subjects: Cross-disciplinary, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

Prior Knowledge: Students should have had practice in persuasive writing techniques, expository writing about a particular topic of their choosing, and writing a personal narrative. Students should also have some experience conducting basic forms of research.

Key Concepts and Terms: Audience, Climate, Culture, Ethnicity, Intellectual Identity, Intermediate Goals, Long-term Goals, Multicultural Societies, Race, Rhetorical Purpose, Short-term Goals, Socioeconomic considerations, Writing Stages

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