- These instructions are given to community college students who are reading primary texts in a philosophy 100 class. This is a version of the typical "impression paper" students are often asked to write to prove they have read the material in advance of class discussion. The main part that may be of interest, and why I'm sharing it, is the "template." This template gives students two things: first, an easy, three-step way to phrase their initial responses to readings; second, it gives permission to describe their reading circumstances and personalize their account of their reading experience. This seems to have value for the students, allowing them to write in a natural voice, express themselves, and reflect upon their own learning conditions. As a teacher, I've enjoyed reading responses from this template because I learn a little about my students lives at the same time as I learn about how they initially interpret a text.
- Community College / Lower Division
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- Cara O'Connor
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