11/28: Welcome Back Work Day

“Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” -Barbara Kingsolver

I love this advice, and I encourage you to remember it as you tackle your Grassroots article. What IS it you have to say here? Write it. Yes, it’s important to always remember your audience–but the most important thing here is to share what you learned about writing in the real world. Trust yourself and your own voice.

I gave you a similar pep talk in class today, after the writing prompt, in which you were asked to think about what you’re thankful for AND tell me how you’re doing with your article. I also reminded everyone that Karishma said extra one-on-one sessions would result in some extra credit. Nice!

I passed out the Project Analysis questions and the Writing Prompt Reflection, and we went over them together. Although I had said the due date for the Unit #3 Packet was Monday, I decided it’s okay if you give it to me next Wednesday. The Writing Prompt Reflection will also be due next Wednesday.

Peer Review is this Wednesday, and we looked a little bit at Emily Johnston’s article “Playing Well with Others” to help us get in the right mindset.

You then had time to work–and to discover interesting things such as, say, the existence of Schnuck’s grocery stores.

Welcome back to all of you. Now get to work! BUT have fun doing it!

Homework: Finish the rough draft of your article and bring it to class for Peer Review Wednesday.