1A Journal Assignment

10 journals, as assigned, are due December 18, 2014 during our final examination period. They are worth up to 20 points each for a total 200 possible points.

  • Each journal entry may be handwritten or typed and must include the following:
  • Follow MLA formatting rules
  • Introduce the author’s or authors’ full name/s
  • Introduce the correctly spelled and punctuated title/s of works
  • Convey the author’s main idea or thesis
  • Summarize the author’s key points
  • You may include 3-10 sentences with your reactions, feelings or position relative to the reading’s meaning, ideas or subject matter
  • For “open” assignments, you may wish to compare ideas from two different readings to help clarify your own position, or simply continue to summarize and reflect

 

Note: Use your handbook for practice in solving English and language-related difficulties. Also, you may want to use the journal to identify and define new vocabulary words.

  1. Reflection of 8/19 class session.
  2. Audre Lorde’s, “The Transformation of Silence Into Language and Action”: Summary and reflection.
  3. “The Seven Habits of Highly effective Readers”: (Make up/Extra Credit) If you missed the first week, you might want to write a summary and reflection entry for this article.
  4. National Geographic: Stress: Portrait of a Killer. View film, and write a summary and reflection; include examination of stressors in your life and any insights.
  5. Melinda Wenner’s “The Serious Need for Play”: Summary and reflection.
  6. Bruce Perry, The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, chapters 1(-3): **Write a four-paragraph journal. Dedicate one paragraph of summary for each chapter, about 8-10 sentences maximum per paragraph. Use the chapter name rather than a number. Practice MLA and punctuation. Aim for control—this is not an essay. The last paragraph should be a reflection.
  7. Bruce Perry, The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, chapters 2 and 3: **Write journal. Dedicate one paragraph of summary for each chapter, about 8-10 sentences maximum per paragraph. Use the chapter name rather than the number. Practice MLA format and punctuation. Aim for control—this is not an essay. For the last paragraph, pick a passage, and practice quoting. Introduce the selection; quote and cite it, using MLA; and then explain it. Begin to move away from “I” statements. This journal must be typed.
  8. Handwrite a journal for chapters 4 and 5 in The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce D. Perry. Summarize each chapter in 6-10 sentences, one paragraph each. Be sure to correctly punctuate the book and chapter titles. For the final paragraph, pick a passage, and practice quoting. Introduce the selection; quote and cite it, using MLA; and then explain it. Begin to move away from “I” statements. Continue to practice using the correct MLA heading.
  9. Handwrite or type a journal for chapters 6 and 7 in The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce D. Perry. Summarize each chapter in 6-10 sentences, one paragraph each. Be sure to correctly punctuate the book and chapter titles. For the final paragraph, pick a passage, and practice quoting. Introduce the selection; quote and cite it, using MLA; and then explain it. Begin to move away from “I” statements. Continue to practice using the correct MLA heading.
  10. Unnatural Causes, episode one, “In Sickness and In Wealth.” Watch the film online if you missed it. Write a brief summary and then focus on one idea that is relevant to you. Reflect on how that idea may impact your future behavior or thinking.
  11. Select one capital from Yosso’s “cultural wealth model” that you most identify with. You may include a quote and any questions you may have. Also, provide a specific example of how the capital applies to you. Summary is not required, but if you chose to do so, limit it to 5 effective sentences.
  12. Optional/make-up journal: for Thursday, write a journal summarizing and reflecting on Obama’s story in the first part of his book. If you already did 10 journals, additional journals will count for extra credit.

 

For your assignment, submit 10 journals from the assigned list above, only. Unassigned journal topics will not be accepted. Students desiring extra credit may submit journals beyond the minimum 10 journals required for course credit. Please note that the maximum extra-credit points any student can earn in my class per semester is 50 points, approximately 5% of your final grade. Keep that in mind as you are doing your work.

 

Note: You will be given some opportunities to make up assignments, which were misse

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