### RUBRIC FOR JOURNALS### separate each journal (10 points possible) This rubric is a rough guide to how your journals are graded. There may be some overlap between categories; i.e. a post that has 100 words and fully addresses the prompt or question but is somewhat disorganized and has several spelling or grammatical errors will likely fall into the 7?8 or 4?6 point category despite possessing some characteristics of the 9?10 point category. 9?10 points ? At least 100 words ? Fully addresses the prompt or question ? Minimal spelling and grammatical errors ? Is well?organized and easy to follow the authors train of thought 7?8 points ? Falls under 100 words ? Mostly addresses the prompt or question ? Some spelling or grammatical errors ? Some organization problems 4?6 points ? Falls under 100 words ? Only somewhat addresses the prompt or question ? Several spelling or grammatical errors ? Significant organization problems 1?3 points ? Falls severely under length requirement ? Does not address prompt or question ? Spelling or grammatical errors to the extent that they interfere with the ability to understand what is written 1/first journal : Religious studies can be a challenging field for many students. This is due, in part, to the way in which religion and opinions about it can be very personal for many people (in a way that, say, history or economics may not be). Additionally, it is not a subject that most of us are used to approaching academically in the same way that we learn to approach other subjects during elementary school or high school. After this week’s assigned readings and other material, did any of your preconceived notions of studying religion change? Did anything surprise you or puzzle you? ##and there is reading link for it ## http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/religious-studies/ http://www.columbia.edu/~daviss/work/files/presentations/casshort/ 2/journal : One thing (among many) that is frequently debated by scholars of American religion is how much we should study those at the margins of a religion vs. those who consider themselves to be in its orthodox center. For example, in thinking about this week, do we learn more about Puritanism by studying someone like John Winthrop or someone like Anne Hutchinson? What do you think about studying the outsiders of a tradition vs. its “insiders”? ##and there is reading link for it ## https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/winthrop.htm http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/bdorsey1/41docs/30-hut.html http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5788/ http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/iro/parker/index.htm http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/jeffind2.asp 3/journal : Many of the most devoted spiritualists (those who saw spiritualism as something that completely informed their view of the world rather than those who saw it primarily as a form of entertainment or a way to try to contact your dead aunt) were involved in causes like the campaign for women’s right to vote, dress reform (arguing that some forms of women’s clothing like corsets were harmful and should be replaced), abolition of slavery, etc. Why do you think many people who were deeply involved in spiritualism were also attracted to these social causes? ##and there is reading link for it ## http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=3&psid=1357 http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/WomansExp/id/963/rec/1 http://library.syr.edu/digital/collections/h/Hand-bookOfTheOneidaCommunity/ 4/journal : It’s the year of your choice in the 1960s, and you’re a reporter. You have the opportunity to interview one of the figures we’ve discussed or read about in this week’s unit, but you can only ask them three questions. Who do you interview, and what do you ask?