How the Media & internet Reinforce Shadow Projection Journal Response Guidelines
How the Media & internet Reinforce Shadow Projection
Journal Response Guidelines:
Students select one of the assigned readings for each of the Journal Responses, remember you only have to write a response to one of the options however you should read/watch/listen to all three the assigned readings. Look at the Sample Student Journal Responses to get an idea of the kind of writing you will be doing.
Journal Responses must have the following:
A formal essay outline.
Proper Heading & Course information
Save as a word file or pdf or rtf.
Word count and page length will vary but your target is approx. 1000 words.
Here are a few tips that will help you get started
How to Write a Journal Response
Remember that you are injecting your own thoughts and opinions into a writing assignment.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Using first-person point of view and describing personal reactions are important components of journal responses.
Discuss your emotional responses to the reading, personal experiences that show your understanding of its ideas or ways you can apply its message to your own life and education.
Pay attention to what the author is trying to do, how is the writer trying to persuade their audience? For example, asking questions like, what is effective about the writing or what could make the content more persuasive?
Observe, Reflect & Analyze
Your journal response should show your thought process of engaging with the text more than just spout out your personal emotions and thoughts. Avoid stating how much you “liked” or “hated” the reading, viewing, etc. Instead, go deeper by focusing on what specific aspects were powerful or unsettling. To take your reflections to a higher level, try examining how your opinions changed as you analyzed specific passages or researched the topic on your own.
Critical Thinking & Asking Questions
Some Journal Response assignments may present clear topics for journal responses, others may be harder to figure out what’s going on beneath the surface. So, if an aspect of the reading confuses you, try using your journal response as a tool for answering your questions. In your journal response you can pose your questions in the introduction, then search the text for direct quotes that demonstrate how you think the author responds, creating a conversation between you and the text over the issue