Check-ins, Check-outs

The limited class meeting time means that we have to use it efficiently, but it is important to keep lines of communication active. One practice that helps is the check-in or check-out at start or end of class, in which you hear yourself and hear others say what's been going on personally. Later in the semester, when you're concentrating on your own projects, you might also establish a daily check-in with a live or phone buddy to ensure that you're doing what is essential and not simply doing what has accumulated on your list of things to do. A check-in will help you balance the divergent and convergent aspects of the research and writing process.

Updated: 6-17-02