Day/Time: T/R 9:30-10:45 am
Location: CHEM 305

Dr. Deandra Little
Office: Teaching Resource Center, Hotel D, 24 East Range
Office hours: M, R 1-2 pm, and by appointment
Contact information: 982-2807,


Reading Journals - Out-of-Class Entries

Dialogue or Double-column entry: Select an important passage or passages from the readings. Divide your page into two columns lengthwise. In the left column, quote, paraphrase, or summarize the reading passage(s) that you are responding to. If quoting, use quotation marks. In all cases, add the page number(s) of this/these passage(s). In the right-hand column, explain why you chose each excerpt and discuss your reaction to it (i.e., agreements, disagreements, questions, and so on).

Discussion Questions
: Generate two or three discussion questions in response to today's reading. As you formulate questions, be sure they are complex, provocative or open-ended enough to promote discussion and that they engage with the readings. Then, choose one and answer it in 1-2 paragraphs.

One-sentence summary:
After reading (and re-reading) the specified text(s), answer the following statement as quickly as you can: Who, Did/ Does What, To Whom, When, Where, How and Why. Then, turn your answers into a grammatical sentence that follows the WDWWWWHW pattern.

Note: The Who may at times be an abstract concept or personification, and your one-sentence summary may contain dependent clauses and be of varying lengths.

One-word summary: As you might imagine, for one-word summary entries, you'll first summarize the reading (or some aspect of it identified on the schedule) in a single word--typically either an adjective (what the reading was like) or a noun (what the reading was about). Then, write 1-2 paragraphs explaining why you chose this particular word.