- A journal response is complete if you write a page--one
about 300-350 words, for those
people who need word counts.
- If you are absent when a journal is due, you should hand in
the completed journal the class day AFTER the day you return to class.
You can usually get the latest topic here online.
- Once your journal is late, I'd rather good writing than
quick writing. Late journals should be handed in as soon as possible,
but with no deadline except the end of the quarter AND that I want
good, thoughtful writing; once it's late, it's late, one day or one
- Late journal responses count only for half credit.
- If you handed in your journal on time, and a topic comes
back to you with an "incomplete" written on it, you DON'T HAVE ANY
CREDIT for that journal...yet. You can add to or re-write that topic.
more than half a page and hand it back in, it will be
given a check that counts as late.
- DO express yourself in the way you want to. If you draw a
picture, make a chart, or write a poem in response to my assignment,
I'll find a way to count that in the "half page" requirement.
- Except for Journal #1 and the final topic of the year, one
of your topic choices is always to write whatever you want to write.
You are not restricted to the topic(s) I give you, even though most
people will write on the given topic.