September 30, 2010 Archives
It is not too early to start thinking about the middle of term -- and, of course, Fall Break.
As we approach the middle of the semester, what new observations / challenges / successes have presented themselves, that you weren't aware of when you started the ILP process?
Length: About 150 words.
Format: You may answer informally, in a short list. Please provide specific examples, but there is no need to tell a story or SHOW through dialogue. You can just provide the information I'm asking for, so that I can get a sense of how your individual plan is going.
Reflect on these general areas:
Recall that MyCompLab accounts for about 20% of your grade. Does the time you are putting into this part of the course match its importance to your grade?
What challenges and successes have you encountered, as you work to meet deadlines and manage your other obligations?
How effectively have you made use of the resources available to you (including the writing center, the textbook, and your instuctor)?
- Learning Assessment
What is one thing you can do (or stop doing) that will make the biggest difference in what you achieve in this course?
- Instruction Assessment
What is one thing that I have done so far that has been a big help? What is something that you'd like me to do (or stop doing)?
Note: The slot in Turnitin.com has not been opened yet, because before you submit I am asking you to do a brief blueprinting exercise in class.
In an essay of 2 to 3 pages, made up of several paragraphs, explain something that needs explanation. Choose a topic that is sufficiently complex that two intelligent people could disagree on it. I am not asking for a set of instructions, such as "How to change the oil in your car," but "Why I won't be buying a battery-powered car any time soon" would probably work.