This is how we will approach most texts in this class:
For most reading assignments, you will be asked to list the WER, WANN, WO and WAS of the pages. This assignment will help you decipher the text.
The best way to approach the text and to do this assignment is to work on each component separately, i.e. first skim the text finding the WER; then skim again finding the WANN; then skim again finding the WO. This orients you to the text and gives you a basic idea of what it is about.
Then read the text again trying to figure out the WAS.
Finally, write several sentences about the WAS. It is actually up to you how much you write for WAS, but you should write at least one or two sentences.
I may ask you to do additional things, such as writing a short sentence about each person you list in WER, or describing the WO more completely.
I also want you to find three words in the reading that you think students should add to their vocabulary. Please write out the sentence (or part of the sentence, if it is long) in which you found the word so we can discuss it in a context in class. I will choose some of these words for you to learn for the exams.
I will not correct your German on these assignments, unless you wish me to. If you would like me to correct your German, please write this on your paper and I will do so.
There are no grades for these assignments. I will generally write a check on your paper indicating that you have completed the assignment. If I think you've done a particularly good job, you might just get a plus. Or, if you really blew it, a minus.