Remember the format for Journals is always: FQR.
F is for Fact: write a fact that you think is interesting and/or important from the text.
Q is for Question: write a specific question that you have about your fact.
R is for Response or Reaction: write your answer or response to your question.
FQR’s should be connected to each other. You should focus them on what you think is most important to the chapter and fits the objectives so that you are creating your own study guide that you can use to prepare for the exam/reflection paper. You should also include the page number in the textbook where you found the fact.
Here is a sample journal to help you understand the proper format. Below is one sample journal and your assignment is to do ten journals per chapter.
F: A better analogy to describe the relationship between the local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies is the picket fence model.
Q: What is important to learn and remember from the picket fence model?
R: I should remember that it shows how the various criminal justice agencies are connected, but also independent.
in the textbook: Street Law (2012), by Arbetman and O’Brien, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 978-0-07-662405-8