I have graded all of the Analysis of Writing in Your Field projects. In this post, I’ll comment on how you all did and what you can do if you are not happy with your grade. Please read the information carefully and note the related dates.
Overall Feedback for the Class
- Meet the requirements of the assignment. Some folks either failed to read the assignment or didn’t pay attention to the details. Their projects typically failed to include 10 kinds of writing, so they need to revise. Please pay attention to the details and requirements of assignments.
- Pay attention to parallel grammatical structure. Remember that the text in all cells of a column needs to be grammatically parallel. They need to match in their structure. Read more about parallelism on the Purdue OWL for help and examples, and revisit the course post from 9/19.
- Avoid centered text. Remember that the best design for text is flush left, ragged right. Centered text is harder to read. See the #TuesdayTutorial on the problems with centered text on the course website.
- Work on document design: Many projects could be improved with more attention to document design. The posts on Improving A Table’s Appearance and explaining why Tables Can Be Boring provide tips.
- Help from the Writing Center: As a reminder, anyone can visit the Writing Center in the library for help with projects for the course. Writing Center tutors can help you strengthen your content as well as work on document design and issues with phrasing, grammar, or punctuation. You can read more about the Writing Center and make an appointment on the Writing Center’s webpage.
Revision Activities for the Analysis Project
I have reopened the assignment so that those of you who want to revise can improve your project. Follow the guidelines below to resubmit your work.
- If I made a mistake
Send me an email message or a private message on Slack with the details. I’ll fix it.
- If there were problems with the content or design of your analysis project
Revise your project to improve your work, adding whatever is missing or tweaking the design. Resubmit your project, and I will regrade your work.
- If you did not submit your work at all
It is too late. Be sure to turn in all the remaining projects if you want to pass the course.
- If something else is going on
Send me an email message or a private message on Slack with the details. I’ll see what I can do to help you.
Suggested Revision Dates
By 11:59PM on November 10, aim to submit your revision (so that I can get it graded before Thanksgiving break).
If you need more time, that is fine. The analysis project is open until 11:59PM on Wednesday, November 29. You do not need to contact me. Just work to submit your revision by the 29th.
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