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Romo's Weekly WIL (What I Learned)
You will have to take 15-30 minutes at the end of every week to write your Weekly WIL. Basically, reflect on what you did and what you gained (if anything) from being in my class during the past week. Go through your notes and/or check the blog.  Then write about what you learned. 
 
You will get a question every week to help you organize & process what we did during the week. That means that you cannot simply answer the question. 
 
My advice is to plan out a 5-paragraph essay including the following components (See addendum if you are dual-enrolled in BOTH of Romo’s TOK 2 & IB Americas courses): 
  1. Introduction – What unit/topic was studied? Consider what has been going on outside of the classroom.
  2. What was actually done in class, including topic and activities?
  3. What was learned by doing these things? How does knowing it affect your life beyond my class?
  4. Answer a question presented in class (for discussion, annotation, seminar, etc.).  If nothing comes to mind, simply address how you have changed since your previous WIL.
  5. Conclusion - what did you like and/or not like from the week and maybe a declaration of academic achievement – what is your LEARNER grade? (combine conclusions if dual-enrolled- 8)
Your 5-point score will simply reflect the content of each paragraph - grammar and spelling do not count, but since you have to type it, I would hope you fix what comes up). 
 
There is no RIGHT or WRONG and Weekly WILs will be scored using the following scale: 
5 = All five components are addressed in an organized manner with relevant information presented and explored in class. 
4 = Missing one of the five components, but is organized with relevant information. 
3 = Missing two components or not organized with relevant information. 
2 = Missing at least two components and not organized with relevant information. 
1 = Only answered the weekly question or one other component. 
0 = No WIL was submitted on time. 
 
It MUST BE TYPED and reasonably formatted (12 point, familiar font, double-spaced) and SHARED with me via Google Drive, making sure that you rename it correctly:
TOK# WIL X.Y Last, First (# is your period #, X = Qtr, Y = WIL #, Last = YOUR last name, First = Your first name)
TOK0 WIL 1.4 Romo, Eduardo is what I would put if I am in TOK 0 writing the 4th WIL of Qtr 1.
It is DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS EVERY FRIDAY, but I will accept them at the beginning of class Monday, or on the first day of the following week with no penalty. The absolutely LAST DAY to submit one is TUESDAY of the following week.
 
LATE WILs WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. You must have a hard copy printed and it must be submitted by the beginning of class. These are in-the-moment reflections which cannot be replicated after too many days of inattention.
 
Plan ahead and do not procrastinate – that is part of the lesson objective. Students with an excused absence must submit the Weekly WIL upon first day back.
 
This is not meant to be a burden.  500 words* = 1-2 pages MAX!  Try to have some fun with this.  Those who actually ponder and reflect...then write usually gain the most from this assignment.  You do NOT have to follow the template if your writing style is different – just share how MY COURSE may have changed you from one week to the next.
 
ADDENDUM for Dual-Enrolled (TOK & IB Americas) Stduents:
If you are dual enrolled in my TOK 2 & IB Americas courses, you can choose to write two separate WILs, or one combined WIL.  If you choose to write the combined WIL, follow the structure below:
  1. Introduction – What unit/topic were studied? Consider what has been going on outside of class & school.
  2. What was actually done in TOK 2 (including topic and activities)?
  3. What was actually done in IB Americas (including topic and activities)?
  4. What was learned by doing these things in in my classes? How does knowing it affect your life beyond school?
  5. Answer a question presented in TOK 2 (for discussion, annotation, seminar, etc.).  If nothing comes to mind, simply address how you have changed since your previous WIL.
  6. Answer another question presented in IB Americas (just like you did for TOK 2).
  7. Conclusion - what did you like and/or not like from the week and maybe a declaration of academic achievement – what is your LEARNER grade
Please make sure to indicate that you are dual-enrolled by adding an asterisk AFTER your name and titling your WIL appropriately:
TOK# IBA# WIL X.Y Last, First  (# is your period #, X = Qtr, Y = WIL #, Last = YOUR last name, First = Your first name).  
TOK0 IBA5 WIL 1.4 Romo, Eduardo is what I would put if I was in TOK 0, IB Americas 5 writing the 4th WIL of Qtr 1.
Also, you are, of course, expected to exceed the regular WIL word count (but do not go overboard!).  Be thorough and make it interesting…you do NOT want a bored teacher assessing your work!  
 
If you have questions…ASK!
 
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