The 3-minute papers are designed to focus students on a topic and to help them get their thoughts organized prior to discussion. The activity also serves as reflective summations of class discussions.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
Each week, the course instructor will pose a topic for the 3-minute paper. The activity may be done at the start of class (and can be used for attendance), at a transition point during class (such as moving from one activity to another), or as a final activity