Writing Workshop (8 Week Semester)

Week 1: July 15 to July 21 (40/120 points)

  • This work must be completed by July 18 (11:59pm, EST).
  • By July 15, you will have been placed into a Writing Workshop Group.
  • Login to our class site inside Blackboard Learn.
  • Click on the link for the Writing Workshop Forum and find your Writing Workshop Discussion Group.
  • Post a message for your group:
    • introduce yourself to your group
    • share your KSU email address with everyone in the group
    • share a little bit (2-3 sentences) about your writing strengths and weaknesses: list two strengths and two weaknesses.
  • This work must be completed by July 21 (11:59pm, EST).
  • Share  your Essay One Google Document with the members of your group.  You must share the original document that you submitted to me!
  • Share the other essay you plan to revise (Essay Two or Essay Three), in its Google Document form.  You must share the original document that you submitted to me!
  • In the Writing Workshop Forum, share your ideas for your Essay Four (roughly 300 words):
    • the book you are writing about
    • roughly 200 words of your thoughts about that book
    • the other works you are thinking of using (even if you are not sure how, yet).

Week 2: July 22 to July 28 (40/120 points)

  • Essay Four Help
    • In the Writing Workshop Forum, respond to your partners’ ideas for their Essay Four papers.  Provide them with suggestions, encouragement, and other help in developing their papers.
    • There should be at least 2 short posts (50-100 words each) by each group member, demonstrating a genuine discussion of ideas for developing the paper.
  • Help for Essay Revisions
    • In the Writing Workshop Forum, and on the actual documents (highlight the area and then Insert Comment), provide the following kinds of feedback for each of your partner’s  papers: suggestions for development, unity and organization — based upon the Essay One Revision directions and upon the other Essay Revision directions.
    • Do not correct grammar or formatting!
    • There should be at least 2 short posts (50-100 words each) by each group member, demonstrating a genuine discussion of ideas for developing each  paper—in other words, one post for each paper, at least.

Week 3: July 29 to August 4 (40/120 points)

  • This work must be completed by August 4 (11:59pm, EST).
  • Essay Four Help (Continued)
    • Continue the discussion of  your partners’ ideas for their Essay Four papers.  Continue to provide them with suggestions, encouragement, and other help in developing their papers.
    • There should be at least 2 short posts (50-100 words each) by each group member, demonstrating a genuine discussion of ideas for developing the paper.
  • Essay Revision Help (Continued)
    • In the Writing Workshop discussion board, continue discussion of Essay One Revisions and of the
    • other Essay Revision.
    • There should be at least 2 short posts (50-100 words each) by each group member, demonstrating a genuine discussion of ideas for developing the paper—in other words, one post for each paper, at least.