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ERIC Number: EJ1116427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-15
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
Practical Advice for Supporting Learning through the Use of Summary/Reaction Journals
Thomeczek, Melissa A.; Knowlton, Dave S.; Sharp, David C.
Across the Disciplines, v2 Oct 2005
The authors of this essay regularly require students to engage in informal writing as a means to promote learning. One form of informal writing is the summary/reaction journal. In summary/reaction journals, students read a chapter or article, write a summary of that reading, and then react by offering their own insights and responses to the reading. The authors provide a theoretical rationale supporting the use of summary/reaction journals. Then, the authors describe how they introduce summary/reaction journals to students, support students as they journal throughout the semester, and assess journals once students submit them. This description can provide guidance for other faculty members in all disciplines who might consider using summary/reaction journals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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