Here is the Powerpoint I used in class on Monday 10/28 if you missed it!
When you sit down to talk to me individually, below are the questions I might ask you. Our conversation will count as a major grade and I will assess you based on how faithfully you have kept a notebook this 6 weeks AND your preparedness and your willingness to show me your notebook as evidence for your answers!
1. What are the trends/patterns in HOW you write in your notebook? Think about messiness/neatness. Do you doodle or draw? When/where do you write outside of class? Do you need silence or like to listen to music?
2. What are the trends/themes in WHAT you write in your notebook? Is it a journal of daily events or something else? Do you write about the same frustration/fear/person/situation a lot? If so, how does writing about it affect/help you?
3. What strategies from the first 6 weeks have you adopted into your regular practice of keeping a notebook?
4. If someone else read all the entries what kind of person would they say you are?
Synthesize the last 9 weeks: What have you been thinking about?
I'm looking for 3 elements to come together:
1. Class readings/texts (includes all videos/films/podcasts).
What has made an impression? What are the themes emerging for you? Make connections! Use specific quotes and/or details to show me how you really paid attention.
2. Class conversations.
What questions/issues are still unsettled for you? What do you wish you had said now that you've had time to think? Make connections!
3. School/life experiences that connect.
What has happened, what have you read, what have you discussed that reminded you of Great Ideas? What questions/issues did you go looking outside of class to answer? What did you find?
Present this as a "poster" to your classmates on Friday.
This counts as 2 quiz grades.
You will be assessed primarily on the quality and specificity of the information provided.
I'll also consider the aesthetics of the poster (neatness is king here, creativity is always helpful).
I'll also consider the preparedness and enjoyable-ness of your presentation. You don't have to entertain, but we shouldn't be bored!