Responsiveness to Questions

In some presentations, young people will have the opportunity to respond to questions and/or comments from the audience. This is a great time to document how responsive students are to questions. Responsiveness is a student’s’ ability to react and respond to questions about and challenges to some part of the presentation (e.g. research methods, policy proposal). In Question and Answer sessions, highly responsive students will be capable of answer questions or challenges, providing new evidence or arguments in defense of their points, and redirect snarky or irrelevant questions back to their presentation’s message. Highly responsive students will demonstrate a good handle on their evidence, persuasive rhetoric, and deep conceptual understanding of their breadth and depth of their chosen action civics problem.

  1. Overall Response to Questions
  2. Response to Data-related Questions
  3. Response to Disagreement or Counter-arguments