We are now
moving on to the journal part of this course. I will grade all of your
journal writing. But I will do so differently. Journal writing is different
from writing an essay or a report. When you write an essay for homework
or for a test you must prove that you have learned the information.
With a journal, however, you must show that you are learning.
Journal writing will help you to learn.
I do not care about:
you have the perfect answer
I do care about
you are writing a lot
you are thinking about our class (reflecting)
observations about anything having to do with law and justice
something you have learned from another class or the newspaper
(prove to me that you are doing your homework and classwork)
(Date and number every entry)
I will grade your journal:
I will give you two grades every time I collect journals:
Did you write a lot? Are you expressing yourself?
Did you answer the question appropriately? Are you learning the
material? Are you stretching your mind and thinking in new ways?