I’m working on a psychology project and need a sample draft to help me understand better.
Find a man or woman you know who is over 65 years old. Ask if he/she would do you the favor of letting you interview him/her about his/her current life and recent past experiences. Write down the answers, and feel free to add new questions as suggested by the things said. Do not rush the interview. Allow plenty of time to talk and to explore issues that may come up. Let me know how you found this person. You can ask a friend’s grandmother or that gentleman who lives in the neighborhood. Or email your great-aunt who still lives in another country (you’ll have to translate for me). “Over 65” does not mean younger than me or an imaginary interview with your deceased uncle. If you don’t know anyone over 65, tell me! I have wonderful friends who have volunteered to help you.
1. How old are you now? Does that feel “old” to you? Has your attitude about what is “old” changed over the years?
2. Do you feel differently about yourself now than you did 5 or 10 years ago? In what ways?
3. Have any of the changes associated with growing older seemed particularly dramatic to you? If so, please describe them.
4. What do you like most about your life now? How does that differ from what you liked most 10 years ago?
5. What do you like least about your life now? How does that differ from what you liked least 10 years ago?
6. What are your plans and goals for the future? How have those changed over the last few years?
7. What are your biggest fears for the future? Why do you think you feel this way?
8. Please tell me anything else you would like me to know about how it feels to be at this stage in your life.
The easiest way to submit it is in a simple Q & A format. For example:
Q1: How old are you….
A1: Believe it or not, I’m ___ years old!
It doesn’t matter if you interview your neighbor in person or your grandma by e-mail, as long as all the questions are asked and answered. If you only ask these questions, you’ll get a C; Ask follow up questions for a higher grade!
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Your originality score in Turnitin might be 30-40%. This is common! It’s from copying the questions into your paper. That’s totally okay. Really. I don’t have a sample here, because I want you to create your own extra questions, not copy ones from a sample.