Blogging (today and tomorrow)

Hi folks!

IMPORTANT.  Turns out I can’t copy and paste your images from Google Docs and Word onto our literary blog.  For that reason, I need you to email me a jpg version of your picture.  Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.  The pages look so much better with the pictures though!  🙂

Today and tomorrow we are in the career center so you can get all of your finishing touches done for the semester. This may mean simply reading other people’s posts and commenting on them, depending on what you’ve completed.

Here is a reminder of what’s due:

Thursday: LAB 300.  All 12 blog posts for semester due.  “Outside the Classroom Walls” proof of submission due.  Self-participation grade due.  Online class journal will be complete!  Read it and post comments.    

Friday: Classroom.  90 minutes.  Class breakfast and celebration.  Come with your top 5 favorite posts from the semester (NOT your own) written down so you can share with the class.

Happy reading and writing!

Final Project due Today!

Hi folks!  We are meeting in Lab 300 today.  It’s important that you complete your final project and email it to me this evening so I can put the online journal together.  Here is the link to the journal (still a work in progress) so you can see a personal sample page (what you will be emailing me).

Please see me if you are confused at all about how to put the final piece together.

Happy writing!

TODAY: Monday: LAB 300. Final Exam Project Due (150 points) Click here to see details.

Tuesday: CAREER CENTER (Blogging day)

Wednesday: CAREER CENTER (Blogging day)

Thursday: LAB 300.  All 12 blog posts for semester due.  “Outside the Classroom Walls” proof of submission due.  Self-participation grade due.  Online class journal will be complete!  Read it and post comments.

Friday: Classroom.  90 minutes.  Class breakfast and celebration.  Come with your top 5 favorite posts from the semester (NOT your own) written down so you can share with the class.

Posting Your Second Book Review

Hi folks!  Today is the day to post your second book review.

To do so, go to our class paged titled, Book Reviews.

In the comments, add a link to your blog post containing your book review. The following info should also be in the comments:

title of the book
author
favorite quote of yours from the book

When you get a chance, I encourage all of you to read each other’s reviews and post feedback.

Happy writing and reading!

Last Class Work Day

Daily Prompt WN #61: Creating your own prompts!

Hi class!  I thought it might be fun to celebrate our last daily prompt by having you create your own.  I plan to use these with my students second semester.

Grab an index card and write your idea!

Today is your last work day in the classroom.  Here’s a reminder of the schedule.  Now get to writing!  😉

Oh, and don’t forget: if you want to submit original art for our online journal, please do so by tonight so I can put a quick voting survey together for class tomorrow.

Friday, Jan. 9th: LAB 300. Book Review Due (75 points)

Next week:

Monday: LAB 300. Final Exam Project Due (150 points) Click here to see details.

Tuesday: CAREER CENTER (Blogging day)

Wednesday: CAREER CENTER (Blogging day)

Thursday: LAB 300.  All 12 blog posts for semester due.  “Outside the Classroom Walls” proof of submission due.  Self-participation grade due.  Online class journal will be complete!  Read it and post comments.  Take class survey.    

Friday: Classroom.  90 minutes.  Class breakfast and celebration.  Come with your top 5 favorite posts from the semester (NOT your own) written down so you can share with the class.

Continuing Work on Book Reviews and Final Projects

Daily Prompt WN #60: Writing from a Prompt

The most beautiful smile I ever saw…

Write for seven minutes using this as a writing prompt.  Feel free to use any form you like!

Hi folks!  I have an idea!  Let’s see if you like it:

Et cetera 

a collection of unconnected creations

Do you like the idea of combining the two titles for our online literary journal?

I want to give you time to continue working today.  As you work, I’ll be conferencing with all of you for the last time (sheds a tear).  I’m going to miss this class!

Before you continue working, here’s just a reminder on dates and deadlines:

Friday, Jan. 9th: LAB 300. Book Review Due (75 points)

Next week:

Monday: LAB 300. Final Exam Project Due (150 points) Click here to see details.

Tuesday: CAREER CENTER (Blogging day)

Wednesday: CAREER CENTER (Blogging day)

Thursday: LAB 300.  All 12 blog posts for semester due.  “Outside the Classroom Walls” proof of submission due.  Self-participation grade due.  Online class journal will be complete!  Read it and post comments.  Take class survey.    

Friday: Classroom.  90 minutes.  Class breakfast and celebration.  Come with your top 5 favorite posts from the semester (NOT your own) written down so you can share with the class.

Working on Book Reviews and Final Projects

Daily Prompt WN #59: Rereading and Highlighting

Spend as long as you need this hour poring over your notebook.  Take note of anything that catches your eye and jot down what surprises or intrigues.  What trends do you notice in your writing?  Could you characterize your writing style or voice?  You might also want to brainstorm ideas for your final piece.  What do you want to be published on our online journal?

Hi folks!  I need your help today determining the name of our online literary journal.  Let’s hear any other submission ideas and then take a vote.

Once we have a name, you can feel free to create artwork or photography that could be used on the site.  All submissions should be sent electronically to me by Thursday at midnight so you can all vote as a class on Friday.   All submissions and voting will be anonymous.

Okay, happy writing!  🙂

Final Project

Daily Prompt WN #58: Catharsis

Write for ten minutes about whatever is floating around your brain right now.  I bet some things happened over break!

Can you believe the semester is almost over?  You only have ten more days in this class (including today).

For that reason, let’s talk about the remainder of the semester.

You have a few deadlines coming up:

Friday, January 9th: 2nd book review is due (worth 75 points) (in Lab 300 on this day)

Monday, January 12th: Submission to online literary journal: final project (worth 150 points) emailed to me by the end of class. (in Lab 300 on this day)

Thursday, January 15th: “Outside the Classroom Walls” proof of submission (worth 50 points) AND all posts complete (12 required for full points) (in Lab 300 on this day)

Friday, January 16th: LAST DAY.  Class celebration: everyone is required to share a favorite piece from the semester which is NOT theirs.

Here are the requirements for the final project.

Since your class will be the inaugural “issue” of our online journal, you get to come up with the name.

You also get to help me decide the “look” of it as it will be its own separate website which we’ll link to our class website.

Let’s brainstorm and come up with something great!