Think Cooperative Learning, Group- work, Individual Accountability and the chances are, that you might not think of eliciting a written response to critical evaluations ,at the very moment.
I took up this as a challenge soon after the session began, as it turned out to be an effective activity as a review assignment, yet to reinforce the PQC ( commandment of sorts)
The class of 27 students was divided into groups of 3 and 4 students.They planned around their assigned questions individually, compared notes in their respective groups , arrived at transition phrases and wrote their draft for answers. Then , as homework, one response per group was emailed to me before the next block .Using the ‘Comment ‘ tool of MS Word, I marked the answer and posted on the class ‘ googlegroup.
This way, each student could read a variety of responses written by the other groups and the marking criteria was reinforced through this electronic feedback.
This exercise can be further refined by developing follow up activities for diverse outcomes.