Student Name: Maria Partsevsky

Course and Section Number: 1121 E106

Date: 04/27/19

UNIT 3 WORKSHEET 1 Note: the following are prompts to help you organize your work. Please make your answers clear and easy to read! Take all the space you need to answer the questions.


My general area of study is: Painting your own pottery

  1. After doing some preliminary research, I am able to note below at least one argument / discussion / problem that surrounds my area of study:


The pottery is very fragile and easily chipped; paints are non-microwave save and non-washable from clothes; prices are too high; the selection of pottery is lacking; there are not as much attention and help from staff as desired; takes long time to paint because every layer needs time to dry, takes about a week to glaze and need to come back to pick it up



  1. The people or community of people most affected by this problem are…: the people who wants to paint their own pottery and are looking for a specific shop to do so.



  1. Here are some key terms or phrases particularly associated with this issue. (For example, if your proposal is about hiking, you might use phrases like “manageable distances,” “maps,” “excursions,” “rough terrain,” “backpack,” “dehydration,” “survival in the elements,” “pathfinding,” et al.):

Crackle glaze, glaze, clay, brushes, paints, shivering, crawling, pitting, pinholing, blisters, quality time with kids, make-your-own, art classes, art studios



  1. Here are the sources I have used so far to read about and otherwise learn about this issue. (Wikipedia, CNN, personal interviews, The New York Times, Psychology Todaywhatever the source, please note it. Did you use the key terms you just listed, above, when you conducted your searches? If not, take some time and do so!):