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Description of document:

The following document is a synopsis of information from the Athens’ Own (AO) intern website pages dedicated to describing AO interns’ “Internship Logs” and guidelines for composing these logs.

 

3 Main Purposes for the Internship Log

  1. Tracking – Logs help interns to record, remember and reflect on what they have done and what they have not done; logs can be used like a progress indicator

 

  1. Feedback – Logs allow the intern to demonstrate what they know and allows the intern’s mentor(s) to evaluate the intern’s knowledge; this allows the mentor(s) to offer feedback and reshape the intern’s internship based on what concepts they have mastered and what concepts are yet to be mastered.

 

  1. Community Outreach – Logs are intended to be a window for the community to look into and learn what AO is doing, and how AO is doing it, and in a way that minimizes the time required of members of the AO team to answer introductory questions such as “What does AO do?”.

 

4 Main Log Writing Considerations

  1. Audience – Logs should be written transparently and clearly to promote any readers’ understanding of what the author is trying to convey.

 

  1. Timeliness – Logs should be written in a timely manner, ideally at the end of each work day with Athens’ Own, during the work day if possible, so that the happenings of the day are fresh in the interns’ mind when they write their log.

 

 

  1. Concepts and Connectedness – Logs should integrate the interns’ lessons or actions of the day with the larger picture of their involvement with AO, such as the concepts behind what the intern has already done, what they are doing currently, and what they might do in the future.

 

  1. Do your best – Logs allow interns an opportunity to showcase their writing and communication skills that should not be wasted or taken lightly. Aside from this, logs are not editable after they are posted. Interns must do their best to prepare and post a log including proofreading. If a log is posted with spelling or grammar errors, a new revision or comments to a preexisting log can be added, though any previous versions will remain; this allows a depiction of the thought process behind the changes to the log.

  17 Responses to “Synopsis of Athens’ Own Internship Log Information Pages”

  1. Is this document connected to, or the result of, an assignment?
    If so, what assignment?

    • Hi Constantine. This document is connected to an assignment. The assignment was to review pages on the Athens’ Own (AO) Interns website that described interns’ log postings and create a synopsis with the intention of having a concise overview of the information to present to AO administrators, interns and other collaborators who have already read the website and want a quick review.

      The document is currently being edited to include answers to your question in the document description in an effort to increase efficient communications.

  2. Synopsis of Athens’ Own Internship Log Information Pages
    Description of document:
    The following document is a synopsis of information from the Athens’ Own (AO) intern website pages dedicated to describing AO interns’ “Internship Logs” and guidelines for composing these logs. This document was written based on the assignment to review pages on the AO Interns website that described interns log postings to create a synopsis of the information to present to AO administrators, interns and other collaborators who have already read the website and want a quick review.
    Sources:
    Carter, Alyse. “Your Internship Log: What is it, and why?”. Athens’ Own Interns Website. Posted 4/9/2013. Accessed 8/7/2017. Link: http://interns.athensown.net/your-internship-log-what-is-it-and-why/
    Carter, Alyse. “About the Internship Log- Part 2!” Athens’ Own Interns Website. Posted 5/20/2013. Accessed 8/7/2017. Link: http://interns.athensown.net/about-the-internship-log-part-2/

    3 Main Purposes for the Internship Log
    1. Tracking – Logs help interns to record, remember and reflect on what they have done and what they may want to pursue. In case of ongoing projects, logs can be used as a progress indicator.

    2. Feedback – Logs allow interns to demonstrate what they know and allow the interns’ mentor(s) to evaluate the interns’ knowledge and offer feedback. This feedback can reshape the interns’ internship based on what concepts they have mastered and what concepts are yet to be mastered.

    3. Community Outreach – Logs are intended to be a window for the community to look into and learn what AO is doing, and how AO is doing it, efficiently, by avoiding repeat questions.
    4 Main Log Writing Considerations
    1. Audience – Logs should be written transparently and clearly to promote any readers’ connection with the writing and understanding of what the author is trying to convey.

    2. Timeliness – Logs should be written in a timely manner, ideally at the end of each workday with Athens’ Own, during the work day if possible, so that the happenings of the day are fresh in the interns’ mind when they write their log.

    3. Concepts and Connectedness – Logs should integrate the interns’ lessons or actions of the day with the larger picture of their involvement with AO, such as the concepts behind what the intern has already done, what they are doing currently, and what they might do in the future.

    4. Do your best – Logs allow interns an opportunity to showcase their writing and communication skills that should not be wasted or taken lightly. Aside from this, logs are not editable after they are posted. Interns must do their best to prepare and post a log including proofreading. If a log is posted with spelling or grammar errors, a new revision or comments to a preexisting log can be added, though any previous versions will remain; this allows a depiction of the thought process behind the changes to the log.

    • If this is in reply to a previous question, it seems like the corresponding reply button may have been missed.

    • What search tool(s), if any, was(were) utilized in finding these pages?

      • I did not use any inbuilt search tools. I looked under the “Internship Information” tab and from there found the” From The Internship Coordinator” tab that contained the pages.

        • Given that you list the assignment as:

          “review pages on the AO Interns website that described interns log postings”

          what tools might you use to see if there are any other pages dedicated to this topic?

          • I can use the search function built into the AO website to find more resources.

          • Are you able to find any pages to add to the two that are referenced above?
            If so, what concepts and guidelines may be missing from your synopsis?

          • I have found additional information on pages different from the two I cited and I am continuing to edit the synopsis.

            Are there any pages that you have previously isolated as particularly important and/or any direct additions to the synopsis that you would like to add?

          • Would you please link the pages you find to be applicable to your assignment.
            What concepts and guidelines may be missing from your synopsis?

          • Constantine, below are the links to the 2 additional pages I found.

            “Log review questions”:http://interns.athensown.net/log-review-questions/

            “Internship Update using SMART Goal”: http://interns.athensown.net/internship-update-using-smart-goal/

            Some concepts and guidelines include using a log template as well as further consideration of the audience of the log post and how this effects the format,content and professionalism of the log.

          • What search criteria or word selection generated these results?

          • My search term was “log structure”.

          • For a more comprehensive net, might I suggest simply using “log” for a search term, so as to minimize the chance of missing appropriate or applicable pages.

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