Just a reminder that your full concept notebooks, with your concluding statements, are due on Monday. Here's the assignment:
Concluding Statement: 60 points
You must submit a concluding statement (400-500 words) on your concept engagements and their connection to your own understanding of "politics of sex." In this statement, you should explicitly discuss your concept definitions, drawing upon (and directly discussing) readings and your concept examples.You can also use this statement to reflect on the process of the class and on compiling concepts notebooks. Is this a helpful way to engage with the concepts? Did it enable you to develop a better understanding of some key terms? Did you find parts of the process especially challenging? Useful? Not useful?
You will be submitting your introduction and concepts individually for evaluation (see due dates below). Once these are all completed, you must compile them, along with your concluding statement, and organize them in a notebook. Notebooks can be 3 ring binders or folders. Make sure to clearly identify these notebooks with the following on the cover:
- Your Name
- List of 4 completed Concept/Term Engagements
You are encouraged to be creative with your notebooks and your presentation of concepts in individual entries.
Here are a few extra pointers:
- If possible, compile all of your original concepts, with comments from the TAs. If your original concepts haven't been returned yet, print out new copies. It is important that your notebooks include print outs of all 4 concepts.
- Remember that this is a concluding statement. You shouldn't repeat what you have already written. Instead, this is your chance to reflect on and synthesize the contents of your notebook: why do these concepts matter for "politics of sex"? what is important about discussing them? what big themes/ideas are you taking away from studying these concepts.
- Directly addressing the texts doesn't mean you need to provide lots of additional passages from the readings. Instead, it means that you need to make sure that in your conclusion you discuss how the readings/your examples reinforce/support your conclusions.