Anthropology Course Syllabus

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Academic Benchmarks
A.
1. I will learn to follow a course syllabus. The purpose of a syllabus is to layout the semester’s work, in and outside the classroom, for the student by the professor. A syllabus contains basic information, such as course name, location, credit hours, instructor information, required texts, prerequisites, course description, and provides course purpose. Grading procedures, assignments, course policies, and participation credit are also included to inform the student how the professor will be grading them throughout the semester.
2. I will learn to fulfill course requirements. The course requirement tells the student what is required of them throughout the course, whether it be extra-curricular activities, such as labs
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I will learn to create a calendar of assignments. This will help me to organize my assignments since I take many courses. Not all the midterms or final assignments are due around the same time, so I must plan and my calendar allows me to do just that. In my anthropology course, different parts of the final project are due on different days throughout the semester. My calendar helps me focus on when each assignment for that project is due, so I am not rushing to do it the night before.
B.
1. I will learn the techniques of Critical Inquiry Method to annotate text. When annotating a text, I highlight the important information that is useful to what, I, as the reader may need. I find this to be useful when reading for information. When reading Coates’ Between the World and Me, it was useful to highlight important parts of the text that emphasize Coate’s argument throughout the novel.
2. I will learn the techniques of Critical Inquiry method to ask questions about a text. Questioning the text is a sign of active learning, meaning that I am paying attention to what I am are reading and is also engaging in the texts. I use this method when I read an ethnography “Norman Street” by Ida Susser. While reading, I was confused about what her main argument was, so by questioning the text I found a more in depth
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1. I will develop college writing skills to write well-organized essays by planning my essay using pre-writing techniques, including outlines. In English 1010, brainstorming is used part of the pre-writing techniques to help the students take the information they have at hand, and attempt to consolidate the information into an outline. After brainstorming and collecting all the information to have on one sheet, or more, my professor encourages me to start my outline. Outlines give me a better look on what my essay will look like and helps me to condense the information I must fit the essay I am writing. 2. I will develop college writing skills to write well-organized essays by rereading my text, myself as well as using peer review for editing and proofreading my work. I find this step in the writing process extremely helpful in figuring out what ideas I need to expand, or what part I may need to take out. My professor will ask the class to do peer-editing, and then the professor would review it themselves. After that, they return my paper and I work until the due date to fix and improve the

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