Big Think Current Question:

“Do you make your own luck?

Big Think response guidance:

•    Start by setting out what you think before doing any research. Show you understand what the questions is asking: what do you believe when it comes to luck?

•    Do some research, perhaps looking at what others have said on this subject. Write up (summarise) what you find out and what your opinions are on those details. I would recommend using the Oxplore page: 

•    Conclude by stating what you think after the research. Do you feel the same? Has your mind changed? If it has, what changed your mind? Was it something you didn’t know or do you now think about it differently? If not, what is the evidence that you find most compelling?  

•    Please send your completed position papers to; I look forward to reading your position papers!

There is no minimum or maximum length for the position paper, we just stipulate that it clearly explains your position and discusses the research you have done to reach it. We would also encourage you to cite sources as would be done in an academic paper.

Most importantly though, enjoy the process! This should be interesting and we would strongly encourage getting the whole family involved in the production of your position paper if you can. 

Deadline for submissions – – Wednesday 21st October 2020 or, if you are in year 9, Friday 23rd October 2020


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