All of your writing will be posted by the due date on your course blog or portfolio site. You will receive copious commentary on your writing in this class: from your peers, in the group writing workshops that follow the first version of the essay; in the individual comments I will provide periodically across the semester; in general comments about writing in posts on the course blog; and in the one-on-one conferences you will have with me. Please note that each of the essay deadlines will be followed by a period of feedback, reflection, and revision. So it is important for your own development as a writer in this course to make your writing available for your readers by submitting your work on time.
Sunday January 28 Essay 1 See timeline for essay prompt.
Sunday February 4 Essay 1 (second version)
Sunday February 11 Essay 2 See timeline for essay prompts
Sunday February 18 Essay 2 (second version)
Sunday February 25 Essay 3 See timeline for essay prompts
Sunday March 4 Outline and Proposal: a 1-2 page outline and tentative list of contents of your portfolio. The outline will include your proposal for a series of essays on a theme or topic of your choice
Sunday March 4 Essay 3 (second version)
Friday March 30 Individual conferences: We will discuss your sequence of essays. Drafts of what you have completed will be posted on the blog prior to the conference
Friday April 6 Individual conferences: We will discuss your sequence of essays. Drafts of what you have completed will be posted on the blog prior to the conference
Sunday April 8 Portfolio design draft complete. A link to the portfolio will appear on your course blog
Sunday April 15 Draft of complete Essay Sequence
Friday May 4 Final deadline for completion of the Course Blog and Final Portfolio
In addition to the completion dates above, you will be a designated discussion partner and editorial assistant during the semester. Check the Timeline for the date so that you can prepare for these roles.