The journal requirement for this course is important in that it allows you to get credit for writing anything you want...and it happens to be good practice for writing. See the GRADING POLICY for specific page count required for each grade.
The philosophy of the journal is relatively simple; the more you write, the better you write. By writing without rules -- no constrained topics, no grades for grammar or syntax, just getting your ideas out -- most students will find writing is possible; for some, enjoyable; for a few, therapeutic. Topics for journal entries are listed at the end of the CALENDAR, but these are merely suggestions...those and a few more may be suggested by your ENGL 101 readings. You may write on any topic you like. There is no limit. Just work on your use of examples and stay focussed on whatever topic you decide. Fill up the pages, adhering to the following criteria:
Some words of advice:
Any page less than a full page and more than 1/2 page will count as half a page. Any page half a page or less will not count at all.
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