The assignment for x11 is the same as x6. After the workshop on Mon, 4/16, I’d like you to formulate a plan of revision. The basic question you need to answer is: What work do you want to do over the next two weeks to turn your current draft into a a piece you will submit for a letter grade?
What’s key here is that you think of the work before you as centering on developing your draft. This is an opportunity, that is, for you not simply to edit your prose, but to add to, change, and refine what you have to say and how you’re saying it.
As before, your revision plan should have three parts:
- Summarize the advice you received from your readers. What do they feel is working well? What do they suggest you work more on?
- List at least two or three things you plan to do at this point to develop your essay. Be as specific as you can.
- Tell me what questions you have for me at this point.
I will reply to your revision plan, not to your draft. So you will want to make this plan as full, precise, and clear as you can.
Please email your plan to me by 1:00 pm, on Tues, 4/17. This will allow us to talk briefly about it in class the next day.
We’ll then meet together in conference on either Mon, 4/23, or Tues, 4/24, to go over the work you’re doing in revision and any questions you might have. Bring an annotated version of your piece as it then stands—showing changes you’ve made and changes you’re considering—with you to that conference. Your e2.d2 will then be due at 9:00 am on Tues, 5/01.