Have you ever wanted to step away from assigning an essay as the final project but weren’t sure how to do it or what to replace it with? I had the privilege of discussing one such option with Dr. David Slucki, an assistant professor in Jewish Studies here at the College of Charleston. He talked to me about an assignment called the “un-essay” that he first learned about from his colleagues, Drs. Rabin and Cressler. He re-tooled it to fit a course called “Memory, Politics, and the Holocaust” and found that students, though they needed some nudging, went on to complete projects he himself could never have imagined.
(Laila Tov – Sophie Forstein)