5.13 Brainstorming: Solving a Problem on Campus (Objs. 1, 2)
Your Task. In teams of three to five, analyze a problem on your campus such as the following: unavailable classes, unrealistic degree requirements, a lack of student intern programs, poor parking facilities, an inadequate registration process, a lack of diversity among students on campus, and so forth. Use brainstorming techniques to generate ideas that clarify the problem and explore its solutions. Either individually or as a team, organize the ideas into an outline with three to five main points and numerous subpoints. Assume that your ideas will become part of a message to be sent to an appropriate campus official or to your campus newspaper discussing the problem and your proposed solution. Remember, however, your role as a student. Be polite, positive, and constructiveâ€”not negative, hostile, or aggressive.