At four points during the semester, each student will hand in a 2-3-page writing on required
readings (Nancy, Mill, Sartre and Foucault). The writing should have a summary of
approximately one page followed by one to two pages of questions/response. The bulk of the
essay should be dedicated to responding to and questioning both the thinker and the given text.
Both the brief summary and questions/response should exhibit careful reading, attention, and
thoughtfulness; and essays will be graded according to the following rubric:
Writing must be virtually free of spelling and grammatical errors.
Writing with more than
three spelling or grammatical errors will be penalized 2 points. Writing with more than six
spelling or grammatical errors will be penalized 3 points. Writing with more than ten spelling
or grammatical errors will be penalized 6 points. Writing that does not meet the length
requirement will be penalized 3 points. Writing that does not follow the prescribed formatting
will be penalized 4 points.* Writing that does not exhibit thoughtful attention will be penalized
3 points. And any originality report (TurnItIn, etc.) that returns a score of 30% or higher will
be an automatic zero, no questions asked