5 Minute Essays explanation 2010

5 Minute Essays explanation 2010 - 5 Minute Essays 5 “5...

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Unformatted text preview: 5 Minute Essays 5 “5 minute essays” – worth 20% of your total grade Grading Scheme for each week: • /1.0- did they complete their essay in class (if online they don’t receive mark) • /1.5- did they address the question through more than just one lens • /1.5- how personally reflective were they (how its changed their perspective, challenged their previous notions etc...)= 4% each At the beginning of various lectures, I’ll be asking you to write a quick ‘5 minute essay’. As this class is so big, it’s nearly impossible to have ‘discussions’ around hot topics, and as such, I don’t want to miss the meat of issues for individuals by skipping that altogether. As there are no tutorials in this class, these 5 minute essays will consist of your participation marks. I’ll hand out a coloured piece of paper at the beginning of each class, and you’ll have to mark your name and student number at the top. You’ll have about 5-10 minutes to write your thoughts down. You’ll not be marked on grammar, and there is no ‘right’ response to each question. I’m looking thoughts down....
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