The ‘Proper’ Use(s) of Journals


by Tory Thorkelson

Now that I have your attention, I would like to share some thoughts and my experience with using journals in my university EFL classes. In my experience, journals can be both a blessing and a curse but if managed and used effectively- they can be a great additional way to get some insights into what your students are capable of.

Let me explain how I try to minimize the pain and maximize the value of journals.
1) Control the length:

I limit the length of student journals to . . .

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