Scribe Post Instructions
When you are the scribe for the day you want to be as thorough and complete as possible. You can add funny details and spice up your post, but remember your overall objective isn't to entertain it is to inform so don’t add too much random information. Get to the point as best as you can. You are the eyes and ears of the class. If you are less than complete it creates problems for everyone. In addition ALL students, absent or present, should be reading the scribe post for their class. We all have moments where we "zone" out and the scribe should be a helpful reminder of what happened in class that day. As always, be respectful. You are a reporter, NOT a commentator!!!
Think about these things when writing your post:
• What did we learn or review today?
• What handouts were given?
• What were we expected to know and be able to do for the homework assignment?
• Who helped a classmate?
• Who said something interesting, profound, or thought provoking during class discussion?
• Write her/his exact words and put them in context.
• Which of your classmates used her/his time wisely? How?
• What other things did you notice that were deserving of commendation?
• Did anyone do better in any way than she/he has done before?
While this assignment lends itself to creativity there are a few key elements that must be present in order for you to receive full credit (and remember this counts as 10% of your overall grade).
Scribe posts must include:
1. The day's journal topic (if it's a TED include the link to the talk). If you would like to include some of the discussion related to the topic feel free, but it isn't a "must".
2. All important announcements including those about upcoming assignment due dates, changes in information, etc. (see bullets above)
3. Key points of the class discussion. For example if we talked about ch 6 of The Great Gatsby you should include the main points we covered. While you can include what each student said, you should be concentrating on the big picture and main ideas. (see bullets above)
4. PLEASE ADD THE DATE AND YOUR FIRST NAME AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR SCRIBE POST.
Important points to remember:
If you want to see examples, here are a few.