Journal Requirements

For each of your journals this semester, the following requirements will apply:

-Each journal is worth 2 points. There are ten journals due over the course of the semester, for a possible total of 20 points toward your final grade in the course (see syllabus). 

-Each journal should be between 1.5-2 pages in length.

-Each journal should focus on ONE of the readings we have covered, or will cover, up to the date your journal is due. 

-Each journal should be composed of your thoughts on the piece of writing you have chosen to focus on, and each journal should genuinely engage the piece…be thoughtful about what it is your say.

Nuts and Bolts:

  • 1.5-2 pages 
  • one-inch margins
  • size 12 Times New Roman Font
  • double-spaced
  • print on one side of page only
  • staple pages in upper left-hand      corner
  • name, section number, date, my      name (Prof. Siteman) in upper right-hand corner

reading journal

reading material:“The Big Thing on His Mind,” by Thomas Powers