Final Assessment

English 390 / Environmental Studies 363 Final Student Assessment

The syllabus says “You earn your grade by 1) reading, 2) thinking and writing and 2) engaging in class.” My assessment of your work, and your final grade, will be holistically derived using the following criteria:

Reading The writing demonstrates your commitment to developing more complex thinking about the literary, social, and cultural materials we are studying and to presenting what you write in an engaging and professional way

Thinking and Writing The writing is a collection of consistently written posts that together have conceptual integrity that is articulated in a prefatory essay. In addition,

  • The domain and the course blog are constructed thoughtfully and reflect the writer’s identity and authority 
  • The weekly writing has been submitted by the deadlines so that Mark and the editorial assistants have the material to work with for the weekly writing workshops
  • The writer has engaged in the ongoing activity of curating the collection of essays on Writing in an Endangered World. The writing demonstrates that the writer knows what she is doing (focus or main idea) and 2) is doing it well (development of idea, use of sources and attribution, organization, style, editing)
  • Each essay is 1000 words, including the preface, for a total of 12,000 words. The blog is a writing portfolio that demonstrates your work “curating your blog—rethinking and revising and strengthening what you have written.

Engagement You have been consistently present in class and your class contributions and your writing demonstrate engaged and critical reading—both the primary as well as secondary materials

  • You have participated as a member of the class through careful listening, thoughtful comments and questions, and engaged conversation 
  • You have reflected on our class discussions and established meaningful connections across class meetings and between the writing we do and the discussions we have in class 
  • You have attended the individual conferences and, when necessary, talked with Mark when you have questions or are uncertain about the work in the class
  • Your contributions as a Discussion Partner were demonstrated by sending your reading notes to Mark before class and then contributing to the discussion in the designated class sessions

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