Working on Rough Drafts

I can has remix draftThis week, you should be working on a rough version of your project, using the information in Chapter 7 of Writer/Designer to help guide your work.

Where You Should Be

By this point, your project should be beyond ideas in your head (or on paper). You should have completed your outline (or storyboard or mockup) for your project, you should have most of the assets you need to collect, and you should be in the process of making any final assets you need to create yourself and pulling the pieces into a rough cut.

Project To-Do List/Schedule

  • Today
    You can continue to work on your rough draft in class, and once again, I will check with everyone and provide whatever help I can. By the end of today’s session, you should review the “Planning Your Rough Cut” section of Chapter 7 (pp. 107–109), and check your progress against the lists of the kinds of decisions usually in place for a rough cut. In your blog post for today, I’d like to see a similar list of things you have decided for your own project. You can also list things you haven’t decided yet, but will figure out very soon.
  • Thursday, 04/10
    You should be moving toward a complete rough draft. I’ll ask you to use the checklist on p. 110 to check your progress and provide me with a progress report.
  • Tuesday, 04/15: Peer Feedback Day
    You should have a rough draft version of your text that you can share with two other people in class for feedback. You will need to be prepared to provide your classmates with a summary of the project’s rhetorical, using the questions on pp. 111–112. When you provide feedback on someone else’s project, you’ll use the guidelines in the section of the book on “Providing Feedback as a Stakeholder” (pp. 112–115). Your blog post for the 4/15 class should be a first draft of your revision plan for the project.
  • Thursday, 04/17
    Read Chapter 8 of Writer/Designer for details on how to set up the final version of your project. I want you to know the parameters you need to think about before you have to make your decisions. We’ll spend time during this session talking about your oral presentations as well.

In-Class Writing for 4/8

Be sure to write and publish a blog post for today that talks about what you have accomplished since your last post and why you did what you did.