Intellectual Practices

As “building blocks” various “Intellectual Practices” are in place to serve deep comprehension and a culminating synthesis.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All studies (aka classes) with SRZ involve attentive and conscientious reading of texts that entail (in order of significance) speaking from within the texts, speaking with them, and speaking to/about them as well. Feel free to ask the instructor about these modes of relating to a text, and to the intellectual community.

General Guidelines For Writing:

• Revising Prose is an intrinsic part of writing and is therefore expected. It is an absolute must that you watch this video before finishing and turning in your writing to your instructor.

• Unless told otherwise, the audience for all your written assignments is the intellectual community of the class.  

Use fonts of usual size (e.g., Times New Roman); margins must be one inch on all sides.  

Save paper: print on both sides and unless you have strong reasons for it  DO NOT create a separate cover page.  

Only cite fully if it is a text other than the ones assigned in the class. Use Chicago style of citations.

Many intellectual practices explicitly require you to work within a WORD limit (+/-25 words). The limit is strict and the WORD COUNT must be mentioned.

Follow the specific guidelines for the intellectual practice; they could vary quite a bit.

Each 24-hour delay will result in a corresponding 10-point deduction.  

• Reading your writing aloud may prove quite useful. Or imagining that you are reading it aloud for the intellectual community to listen and engage your writing. 

Take help from the following Intellectual Practices when turning in your writing:

Open Spaces
Collaborative Team Investigation