YOU HAVE TO READ THE MATERIALS PROVIDED ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS BELOW AND FOLLOW THE LINK
One of the best ways to increase knowledge assimilation, retention, and recall is to review concepts soon after being exposed to them. As such, we will write weekly ~500-word papers responding to class readings, lectures, discussions, and exercises. For each paper, simply share your reflections on that week’s assigned readings and videos, as well as the class discussion. I would rather you write in-depth about a couple of topics rather than trying to cover everything superficially. Crucially, the purpose of these papers is not to summarize course concepts; rather, it is to react, reflect, and retort. As a general rule, don’t tell me things I already know. As examples, you might discuss how some topic(s) would be usefully applied in your current workplace, your rationale for disagreeing with something we discussed, or how a given topic connects to some other topic(s) we’ve discussed in the course. Essentially, I am looking for some deeper consideration of the materials you have encountered in the course that week. Importantly, you should spend at least half of the paper reacting to class discussion, exercises, or structure rather than just reacting to class readings and videos (unless we don’t have class or you miss class some week; more information below). Please see the rubric at the end of this document for further instructions.