Use this space to throw out ideas, get feedback, make plans, help each other.
Use this space to:
1. Post your working draft of your grant. I know it's weird to post your entire grant as a comment, but do it anyway. No, it won't look pretty, but it will work.
2. As part of your post, tell people what you want help with--what you are worried about, what you are not sure is clear, what might sound goofy.
3. Respond: Pick two people. Read with care. Reply in a comment to their request for help and any other information that you think might help them. Be useful. Once you've seen that a person has been responded to twice, move on to someone who has not been responded to. I'd like for everyone to be read by two people.
4. When you turn in your grant to me for comments, please print out the comments you got from your colleagues and turn that in along with your rough draft (this post), your final draft, and the in-class drafting work you did on 4 November 2015 (not everyone will have that since so few of you were actually in class).
5. I'll lurk on this site and comment when it's appropriate, like I did last time.
This isn't really a blog. This is a space to hold class while I am out of town. We are embarking on the grant-writing assignment. This is a pretty fast assignment. You can read the details on this website.
This space is for discussion and collaboration. Remember: you may work on this as an individual or in pairs.
PART I (AUDIENCE)
HERE IS THE QUESTION: Remember the work we did on Audience Analysis earlier in the semester? Use the same worksheet in the book to do an Audience Analysis of the granting institution (the couples who own the Hot Cup). Write your version of that analysis as a "comment" on this blog. Please post a paragraph about this topic to this blog space. Additionally, read what your classmates have to say and respond to specific comments or to the comments generally by either commenting a second time or replying to a specific comment. Each of you must post once and respond once.
By a paragraph, I mean if you laid your hand flat across the paragraph as if the paragraph were your eyes and you were covering them, you can just see a line or two sticking out of either side of your hand (how about that for a set of directions).
HERE IS THE QUESTION: Post a second paragraph about what you intend to write your grant on. Identify what you see as the biggest selling points of your particular idea. Identify what makes it difficult to write about/convince someone else to fund. Share any research you found that might help you and your classmates write successfully (success in grant-writing is funding). This is not a competition in the real sense so there is no need to feel like you are hurting yourself by helping others.
As with part one, post a hand's worth of a paragraph to the blog and respond to all or one specific post.
ALL POSTING MUST BE DONE BY CLASSTIME ON WEDNESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER 2015.