From Bernard Schweizer , English Department:
For all it's worth, just hours before the meeting, let me share another
successful technique I used with students in my Freshmen Honors Sequence.
I assigned one student per class meeting to take "official class notes" and
to distribute the notes (protocols) to all members of the class at the following
meeting. If I saw grave mistakes (and there were some glaring ones occasionally--I
still remember the "phallacy" instead of "fallacy"),
I would gently correct them at the next meeting. It is quite amazing to have
a version of what "got across" given to you week after week.
Here's my official description of this task:
€ Protocols (10% of overall grade)
All students are expected to take copious notes during class sessions. Everything
the instructor puts on the black board is legitimate course material and
can be asked in exams. In addition, at every class session one student in
turn will keep the "official" log reflecting the teaching content
and class discussions of the day. He or she will photocopy the protocol and
distribute it to the whole class at the next session.