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History of Science 15th Century - Brunelleschi's Dome

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LibraryThing: Science in Ancient Mesopotamia Week 9: 15th-century Science

Reflection and Peer Responses

# Due Date Pts Activity Time
6 Monday
11:59 p.m.
10 Reflection + Peer Responses
Think about all that you did this week, including reading the Interpretation Essays of other students, and share your thoughts and ideas with other students in the class
30 min.

Instructions for the Reflection and Peer Responses (complete steps in order):

  1. Respond to the Interpretation essays for this week by at least two other students.
    If you are working ahead, you may have to check back later to complete this part of the assignment. Please respond to Interpretations with 0 responses first; once every Interpretation has at least one response, you are free to choose any to respond to.
  2. Re-read your own Starting Assumptions post, and read later comments of others, looking especially for any comments that are related to your own post. Your response should make it clear that you have read the comments of others as well as your own.
  3. Re-read your own Interpretation. There must be at least one response before you can complete this step.Your response should make it clear that you have read the comments that others have left for you.
  4. Consider what you have learned this week, from the Starting Assumptions to the Interpretation exercises, and post your personal reflections, 300 words minimum, as a comment on your Interpretation.
  5. Write a personal Reflection, 300 words minimum.
  6. Copy-and-paste your Reflection and post it in the Discussion forum for this week.
  7. Complete the Gradebook Declaration. Your Gradebook Declaration is subject to the Honor Code.

Here is the text of the Gradebook Declaration:

(2 points) I have replied to the Interpretation of at least one other student at Confluence.
(2 points) I have replied to the Interpretations of two other students at Confluence.
(2 points) I have posted my Starting Assumptions "Famous Last Words" at Confluence.
(2 points) I have posted my Interpretation "Famous Last Words" at Confluence.
(2 points) I have posted my Reflection (300 words min.) at Confluence.


"In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own. I learned who I was and who I wanted to be, what I might aspire to, and what I might dare to dream about my world and myself.... There was waking, and there was sleeping. And then there were books, a kind of parallel universe in which anything might happen and frequently did, a universe in which I might be a newcomer but was never really a stranger. My real, true world. My perfect island.”– Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

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HSCI 3013. History of Science to 17th centuryCreative Commons license
Kerry Magruder, Instructor, 2004
Brent Purkaple, TA

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