"An intellectual journal is neither a diary nor a finished written paper."
-- Steve Orvis, Professor of Government
Professors assign journals as a tool for students to become actively engaged with the course material. Students, however, often are resistant to keeping journals because they feel unsure about either the content or the purpose of the journal. Knowing some of the basic goals common to all journals should help you approach a journal writing assignment.
Take your journal seriously. Keeping a journal helps develop writing, reading, analytical and critical skills that are necessary in all disciplines.
"I'll be looking for evidence of thought and clarity of expression. The journal needn't be polished to gem-like lustre, but it should be coherent and, I hope, thought-provoking."
-- Richard Decker, Professor of Computer Science
"Journals are ultimately very useful for developing good work habits by providing a venue and location for thinking through ideas in an ongoing and consistent way."
-- Ella Gant, Professor of Art
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Call 315-859-4363 or stop by the Writing Center (K-J 152).