Welcome to our colloquium!

Hello Everyone,

We will use Medium for our weekly critical reflections. Each of you will create your own page where you will post the weekly writing that explores the assigned reading in connection with your community experience. Once you have joined Medium, send me your username so I can add you as a writer to our publication.

Each week, we will post a prompt to help you think about ways to explore the text and connect to service and larger class themes. When you are done with your critical reflection on your page, publish it and then go to the “. . .” on the top or bottom right of your page and submit to The “Other” publication

At the end of the semester, you will have all of your critical reflections in one place and be able to review, choose relevant pieces and shape into your final paper. To start your own page, join Medium (there are a few ways to do this. I did it through my google account). Then “start writing”.

Criteria for weekly critical reflections.

Each of your blogs shouldspeak to the following questions:

What? What is the author’s project or central point? (Use evidence from the text to support your interpretation.)

So What? Why is this significant? Do these ideas help you to see or think differently, shift or expand your perspective? How does this point or concept connect with your community experience? Use textual evidence to support your observation/connection and a specific illustration from your community partner experience. (Use GivePulse to record specific moments when they are fresh.)

Now What? Does this concept or information inform your next steps in any way? Do you see your role in relationship to our community partners differently? What questions do you have about how these ideas or information relate to the community/people you are working with?

Please give every critical reflection a title that reflects the essence of what you want to say or are questioning or were surprised by or. . .

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.