THE EXERCISEIs to demonstrate critical thinking ability, and skills in relating theory or concepts that we study with phenomena or issues observed outside. Students may be wisely expansive or practical minimalist in writing the journals.
THE PROCESSWhile listening to senior people, talking to friends, or watching media you may gain new knowledge of an event, a fact, or analysis with links to the theories, methods, models, or policy tools discussed in this subject.
RECORD: Write clearly but briefly the main features of your ‘new knowledge’ (around 100 words; 20% marks)
RELATE: Very precisely write about the main points in our study of the week that may relate to your ‘new knowledge’ (must cite the ‘source’) (around 200 words; 40%)
REVIEW: Explain connections between your ‘new knowledge’ (the ‘record’)….