Interaction Papers and Case Studies
Interaction papers are one- or two-page papers designed to:
As the title suggests, an interaction paper is not a summary of the course readings but a way for you to engage with what you are learning both in class and through the readings. As you write your paper, use the assigned reading as a springboard or prompt for discussing your own questions, insights, experiences, struggles, observations, or conclusions. The best interaction papers focus on one or two thoughts that arise from your reading.
If you are having trouble getting started, consider questions such as these:
Urban mission case studies present difficult ministry situations for the purpose of prompting you to consider how the specific context of the situation should nuance your response to it.
They require you to answer questions such as these:
Because case studies deal with real life situations, there is seldom a clear right or wrong approach. Therefore, you should utilize this opportunity to develop wisdom in practical ministry problem-solving.
You will generally be graded on your completion of the assignment, the thoroughness of your response, and your contribution to class discussion.
Your case study analysis should contain:
These case studies are similar to those encountered in Mentored Ministry Integration Seminars with an added cross-cultural element. Therfore, make your writing specific, direct, and practical, not theoretical or abstract.
Other "Writing for Urban Mission" topics: