LbSt 101: Explorations
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Gen Ed Assignment

In a carefully developed paragraph, respond to the following prompt.

Select one course from those you are taking this semester (but not Journeys or Explorations!) and discuss how it achieves the purposes of a liberal arts education as outlined in the Hendrix College Statement of Purpose.

Your well-developed paragraph should include:

Due dates

Sep. 10 Bring two copies of your paragraph, typed and double-spaced, on separate sheets of paper. You will leave one copy with me, while another will be reviewed by a peer during class. Your peer will give you a written review and discuss the critique with you.
Sep. 17 Bring your revised copy to class along with your peer review and a short response.


The assignment is worth a total of 50 points. Writing a complete and neat first draft for Sep. 10 is worth 10 points; your peer review of another student's paragraph will be graded out of 10 points; your short response to the peer review is worth 10 points; and the final copy of your paragraph on Sep. 17 will be graded out of 20 points.

Learning goals

Mediocre Example

My philosophy class is a good example of the statement of purpose at Hendrix. It does lots of things these classes are supposed to; introducing new areas, critical thinking, reading and writing. It's a good thing to be exposed to new experiences and philosophy has done that for me. Student's mind will be opened if they add this class to there schedule. I think that the colleges statement of porpose plays an important role in my liberal arts education.