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SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT (OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT)
ENGLISH 1302 Hybrid 8 Week Block 2 Stafford CLASS – Fall 2013 ----------------------------------------------------------------

Students may choose to participate in a “Service Learning Project” in lieu of writing Essay #2 (the “timed” 2 hour midterm essay). This assignment is designed to take learning “out of the classroom” and allows for students to contribute to the community by providing much needed services. Volunteer service is a rewarding activity and could potentially aid students in their careers by providing hands-on experience in a number of fields. Students who choose this option need to notify the instructor in writing of their intention to do this -- deadline for written notification {11/02/13}.

1)Setting Up Volunteer Schedule (Required): Students need to make contact with a representative of one of the listed Community Service Sites to set up a volunteer schedule -- this must be done within the first two weeks of class.

2)Logging Volunteer Hours (Required): All students must complete a minimum of 12 logged hours of volunteer service and the “Service Learning Program: Community Service Time-Log” Sheet needs to be maintained to verify these hours. This form needs to be signed by an on site authorized representative and a business card needs to be attached at the upper left hand corner of the hand-out. This sheet will be turned in at the end of the semester along with the required essay. The instructor will also verify the student’s participation and number of hours completed. Please Note: If students complete 15 hours of volunteer work, they can receive a special designation on their official transcript indicating they have completed volunteer hours through this project.

3)Writing Service Learning Journal Entries (Optional): Students may substitute up to 3 standard Reading Notebook Journal Entries with Service Learning journal topics. In other words, students may write about their...