I used to do the occasional lecture at RMAS an remember that the poor kids had to write a journal that was regularly checked by the staff. What is the point of this little exercise? Is it just to bugger them about or is it some deeply considered thought piece by a clever academic who was frightened he would loose his job. I was far to knackered whilst at the academy to do any but the bare minimum, mind you that was a very long time ago! I really am quite interested in the rationale behind this.