Literature and Language

Short, Informal Writing Assignments in a Literature Course

Sherry Reames
Professor Sherry Reames offers a great mix of activities and assignments that teach invaluable skills to students learning how to write about literature.

Because there were nearly 200 students in the class this spring, Professor Reames broke students into two groups, each of which were required to turn in responses on different days (usually Wed and Fri of the same week).

A Sample Journal Assignment

Karen Ryker
Professor Karen Ryker's journal assignment asks students to respond to readings, to class activities, and to rehearsals

The journal sets down your daily response to the textbook, to exercises and classwork, to your rehearsals. It should record specific, thoughtful analysis of information and methods and how they improve your technique.

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