For your conference, I expect you to bring the latest draft of your plagiarism essay. This may be your first draft with handwritten plans and notes for revision, a draft 1.5 with questions about what is or is not working, or a draft 1.95 that you want to review and finetune with me. In any case, it is your job to set the agenda for our meeting, to use our time together to help you create the best possible final version of this essay by next Thursday.
All conferences will be in my office, 311 Allen Building. The schedule is:
- 12:40: Lia
- 1:00 Anna
- 1:20: Becca G
- 1:40: Alex
- 2:00: Deb
- 2:20: Avery
- 2:40: Daniel
- 11:00: Rebecca D
- 12:40: Shannon
- 1:00: Ben
- 2:25: John
- 2:45: Kate
See you then!
After your workshop, I’d like you to formulate a plan of revision in writing. The basic question you need to answer is: What work do you want to do in the next week 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 to add to and change what you have to say, not simply to edit and refine it.
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.
We’ll meet together in conference on either Mon, 2/27, or Tues, 2/28, to go over your plans for your second draft. You should bring an annotated version of your piece—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 Thurs, 3/01.