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Weekly WIL

(What I Learned this Past Week)
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:
  1. Introduction – What unit was studied?  Maybe mention what has been going on in other classes, life, etc. 
  2. What was actually done in class, including topic and activities.
  3. What was learned by doing these things.
  4. Answer the question (posted every Thurs-Fri).
  5. Conclusion - what did you like and/or not like from the week and maybe a declaration of what grade you should earn for the week (A-C, since doing the WIL indicates you shouldn't even come close to a D/F)
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 explore 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)
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.
LATE WILs WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.   You must have a hard copy printed and it must be submitted by the beginning of class.  
If you are tardy, the WIL is NOT accepted.
To be perfectly clear – even if you have a pass from the media center since you printed it out right before class, it will not be accepted.  
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.
The WEEKLY WIL currently makes up 30% of your overall grade.