Journal Prompts

These are the prompts that students throughout the semester reflected on in connection to our readings. They use these prompts for the writing done on their personal journal pages and to have back and forth dialogue with one other.


Prompts:

  1. What issue that circulates often in the media keeps you up at night? Why do you care about this issue? 

  2. What would you like to get out of this class? Without mentioning grades or evaluation write about your goals for growth that you’re setting in this course?
  3. What would you like to get out of this class? Without mentioning grades or evaluation write about your goals for growth that you’re setting in this course?
  4. When we watched Lizzo’s performance in class and talked about dis-identifications some of us mentioned examples of how there can be parts of our identities and the ways we naturally express ourselves that are not “respectable” to the status quo. 

 

Think about the parts of you that you have felt are “not acceptable” to bring into a space, whether it be around family, professors, or other forms of authority. What are those parts? And, what’s an example of something in the media that tells you it’s not okay to be you/express certain parts of your identity. Write them down. 


Week 4 Prompts 

4. Reflecting on hook’s article, Black Vernacular: Architecture as Cultural Practice, how is the imagination political? Try to connect your thoughts and reflections on this idea to some of the readings and discussion we’ve been having.