FinalWriteUp - followed by your name. Include a link to your project proposal.
- On-campus students: Make a 5 - 7 minute presentation of your project for class.
- Off-campus students: Post a final write up: a reflection or report on your project
- your project proposal
- the project itself
- studio tours from others in class
- Blogging and readings we have on wikis
- any discussions and considerations you might have had with others about the project.
- 1200 - 1500 words. No need to count. Use the length as a guideline for the kind of detail you'll need to go into to do yourself and your project justice.
- Aim for well-written, well-wrought, well-considered, well-arranged.
- Link to examples throughout.
Your writing should demonstrate - in what you address and how you address it - a mind seriously at work on a problem: that is,
a mind looking back over what it has done over the last 5 weeks, and, drawing on text and events, making sense of what happened, and delving into what the project comes to mean beyond its personal value to you
did do, what did happen, what came about in the end.
This write up is an act of synthesis. You're drawing on what you've done and written, what others have written about what you have done and written (comments), on what and how you thought at various points in the project (proposal).
At its most basic, the writeup can be a Report: Here's what I did - Here's what happened - Here's what it seems to mean for me, and for others.
At its most insightful, the writeup will become reflective and will begin to address larger questions of literacy, technology, art, and meaning. Strive for the first but push towards the second.
Use links. Link to places in your project and elsewhere - as well as quoting - to help you point to, explain, and exemplify what you're writing about.
Headings will be helpful in getting this work arranged and focused - but you need to tailor (generate and select) the topics to address given your project. In developing your topics, draw on your project proposal, or consider some of the questions below on this page.
CourseSyllabus. Generally, I'll award the points you contracted for - unless you exceeded your contract or fell short of it.
Your report comes into play in evaluating your project: it can help me get a handle on how to think about your project. Presentation: 100 points possible for a well-planned, well-presented work. The write up: 300 points.
Post a link to your write up as a comment to the Write Ups entry on the Daybook - along with a goodbye or a link to a goodbye.
- History of the project: review the proposal
- General progress of project: describe what happened overall, chronologically. address changes in the project that might have occurred
- General findings: what does what happened mean in light of the project?
- Specific changes and interesting matters that came up
- specific matter i
- specific matter ii
- specific matter iii
- Conclusions: observations about what this project means beyond its personal value to you.
- what has your project revealed about writing, academic study, writing spaces, literacy...
Don't try to force conclusions. Derive and create them from what you have done and observed. Conclusions don't need to be earth-shattering to be insightful. Embrace the everyday.
Here are some questions to help you consider what you did and what that doing came to mean. They are meant to be guides for invention, not an outline for presentation.
- what did you do? what happened?
- what else did you do? what else happened?
- what went well? - and why?
- what went not so well? - and why?
- what problems did you encounter? what did you do address them?
- where did you start? where did you end up?
- what changed - and how? and what do you make of those changes?
- what stayed the same - and how? and what do you make of that?
- if you did it again, what would you change? what would you keep the same?