Highgate Joint Assignment

Jul 10

The “Garden Cemeteries” of London

500-750 word (2-3pp) Response Paper due in whichever class you have on Wed, Jul 10

Take the Team H faculty on a quest for knowledge, arriving at a surprising new insight that you have forged by combining your learning in CGS with your first-hand experience at Highgate Cemetery. Ideally, you should try to teach us something new by building upon & going beyond what we’ve taught you and what you learned from the tour guide on your visit.

This writeup of your experience will be graded collectively by your Team G professors, and will count for 10% of your grade in each of those courses.

Your response should use detailed, vivid description to place your experiences before your readers’ eyes. Early on, it should call attention to an oddity to motivate your quest for understanding; later on it should make connections (both to other things you saw and heard, and to your classes & readings) to achieve that understanding and complete the quest.

Chicago style citations & works cited are required. Make sure to cite concepts from your courses, so we can properly credit your effort to make connections with course material.


  • A narrow focus is best. Fleshing out a single discovery in great detail will score more points than enumerating several discoveries that are only partially explored.
  • Cite course readings and lectures to ensure that you receive credit for the bridges of knowledge that you build.
  • Engage us! Unlike formal papers, these experiential responses are designed to let you be a little bit more creative & personal. Colorful description, quirky insights, and the first-person pronoun, “I,” are encouraged.

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