Message to the grass roots (Malcolm X)



Journal Instructions (will be handed out on Friday); written by hand in journal notebooks▻ One paragraph about an insight you’ve had based on this week’s lectures and readings▻ One to two paragraphs: which texts (minimum 2) from this week’s class, in your opinion, best spoke to those ideas? Why? What specific lines or quotations in the text were of interest to
you? How come? ▻ Do not write generally, do not speak broadly. Be specific and demonstrate that you read and understood the texts and lectures. You must use ‘’quotations’’.Suggestions: Insight Journals* Avoid using language/analyses/ideas from my lecture as though they are your own ideas and words; I want to see your own thinking. This includes using other students’ ideas as though they
are your own.* (many people, for instance, used my reading of Cohen as “their” reading of Cohen)* Use reflective language: e.g. “I used to think…but now…”* Remember that these journals should show me what and how you are learning in this class, as well as what you think of those lessons in relation to the knowledge you had upon entering this
course or specific week. * Make use of the readings in your short answers and journals; show that you’ve read and understood assigned reading.* While these are “journals,” they are still academic assignments. They should…* Follow instructions.* Be professionally written.* Demonstrate understanding and learning.* Vague phrases (“something,” “someone,” “many people,” “seems to mean,” etc.), broad statements (“Palmer discussed Canada, and I’m interested in this idea”), and generalizations (“All
Canadians are…,” and so on) are unacceptable. * Aim for specific, provable, and clear statements that you can support with logic and/or the readings.* On FOL you will find …* A model “insight journal” based on several journals written in this class that would be considered near-perfect.* A model short answer question based on answers given by students.* Preparing for the journals and tests:* Review names associated with quotations* Review dates associated with events* Review the basic definition/explanation of an event, quotation, or idea* Connect the testable quotation/concept/idea to readings