Journal Assignment 1 |


Chapter 1 – Why go to College  (1500-1700 words, SEE EXAMPLE ATTACHED)


Directions: See Grading Rubric (Bottom of page) and example ATTACHEDEach chapter of this book will ask you to write reflectively about the material you have just read. What did I learn? What’s the most valuable thing(s) I learned? What doesn’t work for me? Why doesn’t it work and how can I make it work? This is another way to remember the content of the chapter, so you might try it with your other classes as well.

Work in a Word Processor. Click on ‘Submit Assignment’ and Copy/paste the questions into the text box. Answer all the questions. Save on your computer before submitting to your instructor. Or, Attach your file to the assignment.

 Important! Be sure to use quotes/examples from the textbook and reference with page numbers for each question. You may also use the PowerPoint for reference. Please state the slide number. Use PowerPoint reference only occasionally per week and when appropriate. Your main reference source is the textbook. Put your reference numbers in parenthesis. Example: (pg. 10 or slide 11) You may also use web or module video reference when appropriate and it must be underlined.

  1. Make a list of concerns you had or have about starting college. Which of them are you feeling right now? How do you think you can begin overcoming them?
  1. Think about the extracurricular activities that you might like to be involved with. Have you looked into them yet? If so, have you signed up     for the activity? Explain why or why not. If you have not looked into them yet, what do you think is holding you back?
  1. What is your purpose in college? Explain your answer.
  1. Have you received any grades in any of your college courses yet? If so, did you get the grade you expected? How did this make you feel? If you have not received any college grades yet, think of a time you did receive a grade.
  1. Describe the differences you have noticed between the high school experience and being a college student. Describe how you feel about  these differences. If you believe that there are some negatives about college versus high school, explain how you might turn them into something positive.
  1. (A) Describe in detail how you would go about building your portfolio. <from textbook.       (B) In addition, Visit this site: (Links to an external site.Links to an external siWhat is Portfolium and how can you use it? Will you use it?

7. What did you learn from watching the video for chapter 1?

 8. What else is on your mind this week? If you wish to share it with your instructor, add it to this journal entry.

Journal Grading Rubric

Journal Grading Rubric

Guidelines for Journal Chapters

Full Points Credit – 50 

·  Thoroughly and Completely answers each question

·  Gives personal thought as to how chapter material applies to you

·  States examples from textbook and gives reference page numbers from textbook for each answer

·  Explains personal situations as related to the material

Half Points Credit – 49 – 25

·  Answers each question with one sentence

·  Shows little personal thought as to how chapter material applies to you

·  Gives some or no examples from textbook and some or no reference page numbers from textbook

·  Has no personal situations as related to the material

Under Half Points Credit -24 – 0

·  Does not answer each question

·  Use of yes/no answers without explanation

·  Lacks any personal thought about the chapter material

·  Does not attempt the assignment

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