Capstone #2 – Choosing Inquiry and Sub-Questions

As we have just began to start brainstorming our inquiry and sub-questions, it has been a challenge but also easy at the same time. I decided I wanted to study how broadway has evolved and made specific shows a success or failure. So now it is time to word it and come up with sub-questions to support it. It was going to be easy or so I thought… When Mrs. Cooper told us that the questions have to be specific and not vague but also not very specific. Also let’s not forget more detailed and not a opinion based question. Wow was I overwhelmed! Now it was actually time to start.


When I started to brainstorm I was having trouble including all aspects of the topic into a couple questions. I was pretty confident my main inquiry question was a good one, this part I wasn’t so worried about. Once I had my strong question I was confident this “sub-question process” would be pretty easy. Oh boy, was I wrong. Thinking of questions could be difficult. It might sound easy but trust me, it is not.


Once I settled in, and was putting some questions in my head. I started to be more productive in the way of getting sub-questions on the paper. With a little bit of guidance, I had some good questions! A challenge could turn into something productive in an instant. Then it was decided, I had some really good questions that I was proud to use as sub-questions.


Capstone #1 – Choosing a Topic

As capstone is just starting to approach I have been more prepared and more ready than ever. I had this amazing idea from last year or so I thought. I had this idea in my pocket and ready, for over 15 months now. I had my interview ready and I just needed a site visit which would be easy. This is how my idea started… we had just got back from a Broadway show that my mom’s college friend produced. As soon as we got into the cab to leave my mom received a text from the producer Mark. He said, “why didn’t you tell me your coming, I would’ve brought you backstage!” My head filled with ideas. “Oh, capstone is coming up, maybe just maybe Producer Mark could hook me up with an interview.” I thought. Then, Mrs. Cooper said that you shouldn’t do a topic that is easy and your not passionate about. Then I thought, but I am really passionate about Broadway? Hopefully she knows that. I decided, singing: check, I am passionate about it. Dancing: check, passionate about it. Acting/performing: check, I am very passionate about this.

And so I decided Broadway is a perfect topic for me. I have the connections and passion.

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