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Comments After Week Three

Hey everyone, I have a couple thoughts after doing some grading for week three:

  1.  It’s imperative that you split your barker readings up into either two separate posts or use a heading for each chapter inside one post.  You cannot combine the two chapters into one review, they are separate assignments.  
  2. If you want to go over 75 words for your reviews then do a shorter version where everything you want me to read is up front, and all your extended thought follow. You can use something like “Extended Thoughts” below or whatever.  Some of you are writing way more than you need to, and while I don’t want to discourage you from getting into the material, I do want to encourage you to practice precise writing.  In 75 words give me the best writing and reflection on your reading you can offer, after that you can write for as long as you want. 
  3. Be sure to post your class reflections by the end of the day, and make sure all your other posts are done by class on monday. 
  4. Don’t forget to do your classmate responses as well, and they also are due on Monday.
  5. In terms of content for your reviews, remember they are not to be just reactions to the reading but actual review of the key points, themes and thesis of what you read.  Here you want to pull out the author’s language and ideas and summarize it/response to it. 
  6. Overall, everyone is doing a great job! Keep it up.

New TA Joins the Crew

Hey everyone, just a heads up Joshua Martinez is going to be helping with TA responsibilities this quarter since there are so many of you. Some of you will see him commenting on your posts, if you get a chance be sure to tell him hi this next week in class.–Also just a heads up, be sure that you do one 50 word post per reading assignment, that means there are four 50 work posts due for monday. Most of you seem to know that but I thought I should give this as a reminder.

MC520-Community Research PDFs Available

Hello Church Growth people,

 The PDFs I mentioned have been sent to your Campus Pipeline email address. So if you don’t have your cp address set up to forward to your real email address, you will need to log on and find them there.

Peace, James