So I have condensed the questions that I ask in these assignments even further, making them more open-ended, in the hope that it will force students to exert more effort in examining their own attitudes and behaviors.
The knowledge plan prompt now reads as:
Plan for this course by writing a 2-3 page essay (double-spaced, equivalent to 11 or 12 point font) that answers these questions:
- What do I want to get out of this course?
- What strategies will help me achieve these goals?
The quality of failure prompt now says:
- The rubric.
- Robert J. Moore, “My Biggest Failure? Failing to Recognize Failure,” The New York Times, 16 June 2014, https://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/16/my-biggest-failure-failing-to-recognize-failure/.
- Adam Bryant, “Soledad O’Brien: Seek Out the Curious and the Fastidious,” The New York Times, 10 June 2016, https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/business/media/soledad-obrien-seek-out-the-curious-and-the-fastidious.html.
Write a 2-3 page essay that analyzes the following:
- What helped or hindered your learning during the semester?
- Are your experiences similar to those of Robert J. Moore and Soledad O’Brien? Why or why not?