NURS 3100 Assignment 2: Journal: Observe, Process, Reflect
The objective of the Journal Assignment is to provide you with a private place to think on the page; “thinking on the page” is a phrase used to describe writing as a form of thinking. Some of us process our thoughts out loud as we describe them to others. In an academic environment, you will be asked to record your ideas in writing (“thinking on the page”) to show the new knowledge that you’ve acquired through reading and listening to the resources and completing the assignments. The Journal is not formal writing, and only you and your Instructor will see the Journal Assignment. These assignments are meant to be free writing, but you should revise before submitting.
As you write, think about the audience to whom you are writing and the difference between personal writing and scholarly writing. Your journal writing falls into the category of personal writing and should be approached in that way. Think of the Journal as an academic reflection space.
Review the Week 1 Assignment 2 Rubric, provided in the Course Information area.
Think about the feelings you have had as you prepared to return to school for your BSN.
Think about the material you encountered in the course this week and consider one aspect of the classroom resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that surprised you. Be sure to think about why the material interested you as a thinker.
Set a timer (on the stove, a clock, or on your phone) and write for 10 minutes without stopping.
You may find it helpful to use the following format as a guide for your Journal writing:
Observe. Describe the week’s content and resources as if you are writing to a person who has not seen, heard, or observed them.
Process. Answer the question, “What does this content or topic mean?”
Reflect. Answer the question, “What is the value of understanding this material?”
By Day 7
Submit a minimum 150-word Journal Assignment. Journal about one aspect of the classroom resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that surprised you. Make sure to describe why the material interested you as a thinker. You can also include your thoughts about returning to school, including your excitement, anxieties, and any concerns.
This Assignment is for you to share your feelings. There are no rules, and you will not be graded on your writing.
Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:
Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK1Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
Click the Week 1 Assignment 2 Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
Click the Week 1 Assignment 2 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK1Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.