Each year, the Department of English Language and Literature invites an author to deliver the Munro Beattie Lecture. I also use the incentives listed above to encourage students to attend the free lecture. Last year, I saw students from previous yearsat the event. A couple of them mentioned to me that they had enjoyed Lynn Coady’s presentationin in 2014 (which the bonus marks had enticed them to attend) so much that they decided to go to the lecture of their own accord.
Here is an example of what appears on my course syllabi. Opportunities for bonus marks outside of class:
- Receive one 2% addition to your final gradefor attending one of the following in addition to the subject of your formal reflection:
- Munro Beattie lecture: https://carleton.ca/english/annual‐events/munro‐beattie‐lecture/
- Ottawa International Writers Festival event—Events are free forCarleton students, but you should book your ticket: http://www.writersfestival.org/
- NAC production of Trey Anthony’s Da Kink in My Hair: http://nac‐cna.ca/en/event/13616
- NAC production of The Colony of Unrequited Dreams: http://nac‐cna.ca/en/event/13618
- NAC production of Hannah Moscovitch’sInfinity: http://nac‐cna.ca/en/event/13622
- Any of the productions at the GCTC (Great Canadian Theatre Company): http://www.gctc.ca/season/2016
- CUAG (Carleton University Art Gallery) exhibition
- Approved Fall or Winter term event that relates to our course (i.e. approved by me). You must submit a 250‐word description of the event and provide some proof of attendance (ticket, selfie at the event, etc., or if I’m at the same event, get me to make note of your presence) to receive the credit.