In Units 3, 5, 7, and 9, you will practice your informal writing skills by writing in a Journal. Your Journal assignments will not only give you more experience with writing, but they will also offer you an opportunity to write without the stress often associated with formal projects. Journals become a way to connect course concepts to personal experiences, a place to process how things are going for you in the course, and a way to de-stress.
- As long as your response is on topic and submitted on time, you will receive 10 points for each Journal submission.
- Your Journal entries will only be read by your instructor, so think of them as being informal pieces of writing that are intended for you to express yourself and share ideas with your instructor who will provide you feedback on your Journal to encourage your growth as a writer.
CM107 Journal Rubric
CREDIT (10 Points): Journal is submitted on time and responds to the specific topic in a well-developed paragraph.
NO CREDIT (0 Points): Journal assignment is not submitted or it may not respond to the specific topic or may be so brief that it does not develop or clarify ideas.
Unit 3 Journal Prompt
One of the ways that informal writing if often used is in communicating thoughts, concerns, ideas, and goals to others. In this Journal, imagine that a friend, family member, or personal acquaintance is thinking about returning to school to further his or her education or training.
Write either an email or letter to this friend, encouraging him or her to return to school. Use your own personal experience to motivate and show the friend how he or she can face the challenges that college might bring. Also offer suggestions related to time management and setting goals.