Sunday, October 26, 2014

Writing Assignments: Have Students Include a Commentary

When assigning legal writing assignments, I have found it helpful to ask the students to include a commentary explaining why they wrote the assignment the way they did. For example, did they have trouble with their large scale organization? Did they have trouble with the content? How did they resolve any difficult challenges? Did they like the assignment?

Without a commentary, I may think that a student did a miserable job. With a commentary, I may realize that their work product was the result of considerable reflection. I also may learn that the student misunderstood my directions or something that I taught and that I need to do a better job.

(ljs)

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