Big Questions Essay Series | The John Templeton Foundation

The time in which you write your Great Questions Essay is during the HONRS 320 (3.0) – Great Questions Tutorial class. During this course students will compose and submit a Great Question Essay. Though students enrolled in this course may be asked to meet together on occasion, the bulk of students’ time will be spent researching and drafting the essay. They will meet regularly with the course instructor who will advise the student, monitor his/her progress, and direct the student to consult with designated faculty who possess the appropriate expertise in the student’s choice of content areas.

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A question essay is basically an examination question, which requires giving an answer either in a paragraph, a short composition and also sometimes just in a single sentence. It has become one of the essential parts of the examination in the schools today. It is a challenge thrown at the students by the schools, and the students need to answer it in an organized way. First, the students need to assess the purpose of the question essay by giving (i) factual recall, (ii) analysis and the explanation of relationships between the entities, (iii) synthesis of the question essay and application of the previously learned principles and (iv) your opinion to conclude the essay. The students should also assess that how much information should be included, repetition and restating the information. Further, the students are also responsible to check whether they need to give an introduction and any other relevant details.


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The Great Question Essay is a substantial paper (15-20 pp.) that takes up a Great Question of the student’s choice, subject to approval by the Honors Program. The student is expected to incorporate three different and sufficiently disparate disciplinary areas into the paper, but it is also appropriate and, indeed, expected that the student ground the paper in his/her home discipline. This essay is not a second Honors Thesis; it is fundamentally different in that it broadens where the Honors Thesis tends to narrow a topic that interests the student. But a Great Question essay that more expansively engages a topic that will become the focus of the student’s thesis is welcome and in many, though perhaps not all, cases is encouraged.