You try to learn more about Sam and Alex. Here is what you’ve found so far:
Sam declared as a business major
Sam likes parties; Alex does not
Sam spends at least two hours a day on social media
Alex’s midterm grades are very poor
Sam knows Alex has been texting Jordan
Alex likes to read; Sam does not
Alex does not deserve Sam
Alex wants to study abroad for a semester
Your goal is to formulate a hypothesis supported by evidence about why Sam and Alex broke up.
DISCUSS: Using the evidence above, what is your best guess about why Sam and Alex broke up?
Discuss & jot down your notes.
Once you have exhausted your groups ideas, continue below.
Turns out you’re not the only one interested in Sam & Alex’s romantic drama. After digging around, you learn some additional information:
Jordan creeps on Sam’s Instagram
Alex, Harper, & Morgan went to see a movie together
Sam gets sick drinking Jagerbombs
In high school, Sam got good grades
When Alex and Sam have sex, Sam doesn’t always enjoy it
Alex’s favorite movie is Donnie Darko
Alex texts Jordan (the ex) almost every day
Sam “needs some time alone”
DISCUSS: Does this new info change your hypothesis? How or why? What new questions do you have?
What info here is useful? What’s extraneous? How do you determine this?