On Friday we will have our very first tutorial. While one tutorial later in the year will be formally evaluated, this one will not. Consider it one of a series of practices before the big game.
What is a Tutorial?
Tutorials are essentially small discussions led by an instructor. These discussions are usually based on a reading given to the students in advance. University and college instructors might dedicate 1 of 3 hours of class time per week to tutorials. In first year, a class of several hundred students might be divided into 5 or 6 separate tutorial periods.
What is your Goal?
- University tutorials are graded according to participation. Thus, you need to participate at least once. Ideally, you should:
- make at least one specific reference to the text.
- make at least one relevant point that demonstrates your insight/understanding/opinion.
How will our Tutorial Work?
- I will give you guiding questions in advance. This will help you focus reading.
- I will record both sessions. I will then assemble your work into a short video that will demonstrate your collective brilliance. You can help me choose the background music; I am leaning towards Death Metal.