Assignments

Here you can find all your assignment expectations; for major projects refer to the projects menu tab.  

The question of the day is the first you thing will complete in each class. We will take approx. 10 minutes to free write a response. I expect everyone to put in a good faith effort responding to the prompt in a reflective and thoughtful paragraph. After 10 minutes are up we will discuss the question and some of your responses for a few minutes before the day's lesson. 

 

At the start of the semester, each of you will create a google doc titled with your first and last name with your course code and QOTDs. ( Ex. Andrew Hutto ENGL 102-26 QOTDs.) This document will then be shared with me at andrewrhutto.engl@gmail.com so I can see each response. 

Note: If you prefer to hand-write your responses you will be required to provide a folder to store each of your copies of loose leaf throughout the semester. 

To find the QOTDs simply click the link above.

Reading responses represent the bulk of your workload for my class. They are designed to foster engaging conversations about the week's reading and provide scaffolding for our learning objectives. 

At the start of the semester, each of you will create a google doc titled with your first and last name with your course code and Reading Responses. ( Ex. Andrew Hutto ENGL 102-26 Reading Responses.) This document will then be shared with me at andrewrhutto.engl@gmail.com so I can see each response. 

Each time we have a reading there will be a set of questions that require your response. I expect your responses to directly engage with the text and analyze a specific theme or idea reflected in the question. Your responses should total a minimum of 300 words. To successfully complete this assignment your responses will meet the following criteria:

Quality of Idea (e.g. is your response thoughtful and nuanced? Does it offer fresh insight that adds to our collective understanding of the reading(s)?)

Critical Analysis (e.g., does your response offer sustained critical analysis of the reading(s), rather than a summary of them? Do you move beyond their surface to analyze what it is an author might be  implying or suggesting about a particular idea,  method, or action?)

Specificity (e.g., does your response use specific textual evidence to support its claims? Do you carefully select, cite, and analyze aspects of language, tone, and structure to help persuade your reader of your interpretation of the reading?

Clarity: Is your writing clear,  well-organized, and easy to follow? Is it structured logically and persuasively?

In addition, each response will require you to formulate two questions about the reading. Your questions should address blind spots you might have encountered while reading, contestable points brought up by the author, places for further research, or any other aspects of the reading that might need further clarification. 

To find the reading response questions simply click the link above.