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Worth 10% of your grade! Assignment may be done individually or together in a work group of no more than three ENGL 0312 students. If you choose to work together in a work group, all group members' names must be on each journal entry.

Keeping a journal helps clarify ideas and improve the fluency of writing.  Though different teachers will have their own grading standards, in most cases, they do not revise spelling or grammar errors when evaluating journals.  Instead, a studentís journal entry will be evaluated on dedication and engagement.  

Each week, write a journal entry on your reading in the book or assigned article of the week.  You will NOT be reminded to do your journals; instead, keep in mind that you need to complete your journal assignment each week.

 Submit this assignment HERE every week before the beginning of the first class session of the next week.

 Note exact page numbers and article read.


A. Write a paragraph in which you describe and summarize what you read.

B. Then write a second paragraph in which you comment (give your own scholarly opinion) on what you read.

Separate the summary of the article and the commentary.



From CALDWELL / Adapted 12/10. Rev 12/15. O.W.

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