Email for Essay Assignments
One possible method of implementing
student-instructor communication is through regular emails. Below
are listed two solutions that might work for setting up an effective
and manageable system. Others could easily be developed by instructors
depending on the software at their school.
to Posted Questions
This method consists of three steps.
1. Instructors post the question they
are asking to a public web site. One (or more) question might
2. Students are required to email the
instructor their responses to each question individually by a
certain time. Each question would require a specific name, for
easier filtering (in step 3).
3. The instructor filters student mail
into different folders or mailboxes in the email system, so that
each question goes into a specific folder. Each folder can then
be reviewed for specific student comments (e.g. in Netscape,
it can be read by a text editor with all responses in one file).
to Emailed Questions
This system is the same as that above,
only step one changes. Rather than posting questions to a web
site, the instructor mails students the question. Students must
then reply by a certain time. This process makes filtering of
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