Dates and Deadlines

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.