Many people today are talking about the growing gap between the rich and poor. However, today’s poor (in the United States, at least) are much better off than most people (not just the poor) a century ago. Does it matter that there’s an increasing gap between the rich and the poor if the standard of living for the poor keeps going up?
Students will be offered critical thinking questions to present to the class. The balance of the class will listen to these presentations and place a response in the comment section on the website http://www.djadamson.com/critical-thinking. The response should offer a thesis and be at least a paragraph long. 10 Journal responses are required, due each week as noted in the syllabus. Category: Elac 028. Verbal Presentation 25 pts. Reponses 10 pts. Each= 125 points.
You will be given a critical thinking question. You will verbally offer the class your response to that question. Verbal journals are only required once for 50 pts. The balance of the class will offer a response journal in a ‘They Say, I Say’ manner by commenting on the website in the appropriate place: ELAC 101 Verbal Response. Response journals will be graded on grammar and should be 1-2 paragraphs in length. The response should offer a summary of what was said in the verbal presentation, and then the student’s opinion. Each student is required to provide 10 response journals equaling 100 pts. Verbal and response journal due dates are in the syllabus. No make-ups will be allowed.
Using some of the techniques learned in reading They Say, I Say, students selected will pick a topic at the beginning of the week (Monday). The students will then present their critical thinking on these topics the following class period (50pts.). The balance of the students will listen to these presentations without rebuttal. Again, using the techniques from They Say, I Say, they will offer a written journal response of 1-2 paragraphs placed in the appropriate class area on the website http://www.djadamson.com as a comment to the verbal journal given in class (10 pts). Note: written responses will not be accepted late.
Students selected will pick a topic at the beginning of the week The students will then present their critical thinking on the topic the following class period (50 pts). The balance of the students will listen to their presentations without rebuttal. Again, using techniques from They Say, I Say, they will offer a written journal response of 1-2 paragraphs (sent to me by date required, 10 pts., placed as a comment on the appropriate area on the website djadamson.com: Late Comments will not be accepted.