Reasons for Alternatives to Term Papers
Alternatives can . . .
- lighten the grading load
- be used to develop abilities on the way to writing complex papers
- provide ways of using other strengths our students might have
- accustom students to different voices and modes of communication
- allow students to create work for a larger audience, and go beyond work that is only seen by the student and the professor
- create opportunities for making a contribution beyond the class to the college or to communities beyond Lawrence