evalforum Other Help/Questions The future scene implies…..

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    BenN
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    What are peoples opinions about teams using “the Future Scene implies…” repeatedly in their challenges? I have a middle booklet where 9 of the challenges are framed this way.

    For instance “The future scene implies that the astronauts going to mars come from varied religious backgrounds…” or
    “The future scene implies that if the MMEI’s mission fails, the public and the investors would lose their interest and trust in them…”

    I personally think it is better to use “the Future Scene states” as it demonstrates they have used information from the FS. Alternately “suggests”. Does this line up with other evaluators expectations?

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    RobynB
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    I blame myself for that! I used to teach people ‘the future scene states…..’ as a ‘formula’ for challenges. Now I wish I’d never done it – half the time, the fs doesn’t actually state it and it gets awfully repetitive. ‘Implies’ is just as bad. Now I tend to say ‘think…..the future scene states in your mind, but you don’t need to write it’. In the above cases I would say ‘Just start with ….The astronauts going to Mars….. or If the MMIE’s mission fails…..’ That makes for a much better challenge.

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by avatar RobynB.
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    BenN
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    Cool thanks Robyn. I will take another look at these challenges.

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    HamishL
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    The difference between states, implies and infers. A couple of times I had to read the scene again to make sure I wasnt missing anything. It seems a couple of teams got a completely different scene than the one I read ;).

    That is a pretty big core issue that seems to be getting worse. Teams are inferring from the scene without any justification.
    If they explain why they think that way and how they have arrived at their conclusion then that is fantastic. More often than not they are making stuff up.

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