Goals: 1. To participate in an academic discussion 2. To get to know your classmates as a community in an academic context
Opener: When someone says “academic,” what kinds of things come to mind? What sorts of activities, situations, and skills seem academic to you? As a student, what do you think are your greatest academic strengths? Be specific, and give examples. In which academic areas do you feel you need to grow? Again, be specific, and give examples. Do you see yourself as an “academic” person, overall? If so, why? If not, why not?
Handouts in Class: Homework calendars
Terms and Vocabulary: none
Work Assigned and Collected:
1. You completed a written opener (see instructions above)
2. You turned in your openers for the week