The purpose of this assignment is to have students feel comfortable discussing difficult topics in a low stake’s manner. Getting students engaged in the material allows everyone to feel comfortable in the class space. This assignment allows students to focus on the “trees” in their journal entries. They are then primed and more comfortable discussing the “forest” (i.e., tougher topics) in class.
Ortega, Christopher R.
"“Your Pettiest Hill” journal assignment,"
Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association: Vol. 2020, Article 11.
Available at: https://docs.rwu.edu/nyscaproceedings/vol2020/iss1/11