Grading Philosophy for Graduate Seminars
The grading for the course will follow the normal traditions of
graduate seminars--individual participation in class discussions,
a small group presentation, and a final project that allows a student
to apply what has been learned and/or expand on materials and sources
studied in an extended essay--but with the new context of the Web
and the course collaborative Wiki site. Final grade will be based
on seminar participation and collaborative Wiki contributions (40%)
and the final project in the form a Wiki article / essay (60%).
The Final Wiki Essay
The final individual essay will enable seminar members to use
the advantages of Wiki and Web hyperlinking architecture. The point
is to use the Wiki and Web hyperlinking environment as a space
to think with and through. Your Wiki essay must have a discursive
argument and your own interpretive framework, but you can also
use link to other sources and a "bibliography" of references to
supporting materials in any medium (text, image, video, sound/music).
Using the approach in the seminar for the heuristic use of theory,
choose and develop a topic for an extended essay (a Wiki article).
Your essay should be about the equivalent of 12-15 pages of traditional
writing, but with a fully developed set of references and links
to relevant sources.
Format of the Essay:
- Introduction (establishing your topic and approach, your sources
- Main body of the essay (explanation and interpretation, development
of the main argument)
- List of Web sources and links
- Bibliography or Works Consulted (all the relevant materials
you have considered or want to reference to support your essay)
The Wiki Space for your Essay
Select your "individual essay" article space linked by your GU
NetID in the Metapedia