Joan Journal: Reading Responses

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Why

Substantive, reflective responses and observations on the day's reading are the core of your work. These Reading Responses focus your reading, provoke class discussion, and provide a forum for enhancing writing skills. The quality of the Responses will determine 20% of your grade; Responses (no longer than one-half screen page in length, 11-point font) are thoughtful reflections full of specific gravity as well as precise queries on the day's readings: do not generalize, do not ask questions to which the answers can be located by careful reading.

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Grading
Responses will be graded according to the following system. Do not try to translate into standard grades. These accumulate in force as they accrue:
Note well: written responses will account for 50% of your course grade
++           (excellent)
+√           (v good)
+              (good)
√+           (acceptable)
√              (submitted with forethought)
√-            (something submitted)
0              (no submission)