Draft Dodgers, Hippies and Black Panthers:
The U.S. in the 1960s
Reaction Papers: Most weeks, students will be required to write and submit a brief reaction paper, incorporating material from course readings and lectures, and based on a question posed by the instructor. These papers will be graded on the basis of demonstrated comprehension of course readings, and effective synthesis of information gleaned through course readings and lectures in order to create and express a coherent argument.
Papers must be one typed, double-spaced, page in length, and submitted, in MS Word format, to the assignment link on the OWL course website, by midnight of the day the paper is assigned.
Grades assigned to these reaction papers will, together, constitute 30% of the student’s final grade. A missed reaction paper due to absence cannot be made up, and late papers will not be accepted, unless the student has provided to the instructor documentation from Academic Counseling excusing the absence or has submitted a SRA.
The reaction paper with the lowest grade will not be counted towards the 30% when the grades are calculated.
Marked out of 10
• Answering the question – 1 point
• Flow and readability – 1 point
o Showing having completed the readings – 1 point
o Applying the readings to broader themes of the course and course material – 3 points
• Presenting a coherent idea, opinion or argument – 3 points
• Relating topic to a broader context (i.e. current events, experiences, making it relevant to today, broader historical themes) – 1 point