Use this space to post a draft of the third section of your proposal. If you've forgotten, this is what you need to do in section three:
3. The proposal: The proposal can be no more than two, single-spaced pages, 12 point font, times new roman. Proposal can include headings that address the following sections: An introduction to the problem; the proposed solution; the anticipated benefits; scholarship in support of the project.
Post your draft. Then reply to one other person's draft. Give them feedback on the four points for evaluation that we talked about in class:
1. What is the problem?
2. What is the solution?
3. How Feasible is it?
4. Who does it help and how does it help them?
As before, rather than turning in a traditional printed Top Five, you'll post your Top five to this space--follow the standard Top Five format. What is a little different, is I'm asking you to shape your response around a specific prompt.
Respond to this prompt: In your Top Five Document, identify, based on the reading/viewing, what qualities does an interesting Pecha Kucha have? What qualities does a bad or boring one have?
Directly From the Syllabus. . .
READ: About style in professional writing here, about generally good writing in professional settings here, about making the “sale” in writing here. And watch this video about design here. POST TO OUR CLASS BLOG: Top Five post—same rules apply, one Top Five document for all the readings/video.
If you are still confused about what a Top Five should look like, consult the assignment page here.
As promised, here is a space for folks to ask questions about the course policies that we went over in class on the first night. Again, follow the instructions for "leave a reply" below, and I will respond to your posted question with an answer in the comments. You aren't obligated to ask me a question, but if you have them, feel free. I'll either be able to answer you immediately or I will find the answer and come to class on the 20th with it.
See you next week.
Consider the in-class activity that started our class together. Consider the wide array of documents that we looked at; consider the brief discussion we had about various qualities of professional writing.
Consider, as well, the reading from Markel that you needed to read for Wednesday's online class (you can read that material here).
PART I. Once you've thought about it, please post a response to this question: Based on the reading and our class discussion from class, what do you think are the important things to know about writing in professional settings? AND How is it like/not like the writing you do in school? What might transfer from school writing to professional writing? What probably won't? FINALLY, what do you imagine will be hard to learn, this semester, about writing in the professions?
In order to post, you simply need to follow the instructions to " leave a reply" . Please post between 200 and 500 words.
PART II. Please read your colleagues posts. Select one or two to reply to. Please reply with a post of 100 to 250 words. To respond to a post, simply hit the "comments" button that appears both below the post and in the upper right corner of the page the post appears on and follow the instructions as prompted.
We'll use this information to shape the rest of our semester together, testing what we learn as we go against what we thought we knew.
PLEASE POST PART I NO LATER THAN 5:00 ON SATURDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 2017.
PLEASE POST PART II NO LATER THAN 5:00 ON TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2017.