Dr. Chris M. Golde
University of Wisconsin-Madison
SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT A DIRECTED READING CLASS
Here are a few questions for you to ask yourself before we discuss the possibility of doing a Independent Reading course (EA 990) together. As you know, a Directed Reading (as I am in the habit of calling it) can take many forms, and serve a variety of purposes. These questions are intended to help you focus your thinking. There are no right answers, instead, the goal is to figure out how I can help you best, to make sure I am the best person for you to work with, and to make sure that we share the same assumptions about the nature of the Directed Reading.
THE DIRECTED READING: EXPECTATIONS
How often do you expect to meet?
What do you want from me?
Why do you think that I am a good person to help you on this Directed Reading?
THE DIRECTED READING: GOALS
What do you want to get out of the Directed Reading?
What kinds of outcomes will make this feel like a particularly useful and successful Directed Reading?
What kinds of outcomes will make this feel like this Directed Reading was unsuccessful?
Chris M. Golde