Bonus Assignment 1
The minimum requirement for Bonus Assignment 1 is submitting a 10 entry reading journal for the novel using the Journal link in this module. For the 287 page novel, this means that about every 30 pages or so, you should log in and write a 50-60 word entry on the previous 30 pages. There are no hard rules for what the entry contains, only that you use it to digest and articulate something you’re getting from the book. Any of the following would be appropriate: summarize the pages pick a quote and mediate/brainstorm on it draw personal connections between yourself, your life and something in the novel draw connections between the novel and current events Otherwise meditate, brainstorm, process, or comment on what you’ve read and what you think is going to happen. The point of a reading journal is to systematically pause and reflect on what you’ve read, which allows you to soak it in better and prime your brain for thinking about it critically. I have you doing an entry every 30 pages, but there’s no limit to how many entries you have. When I was doing these in college, I’d write a sentence or two for every single page of a novel. I choose the “paragraph per 30 pagebfxs” pace here just for ease of planning and grading.