Since I’ve already made one post about the midway point of the semester, nearly a month later, I figured now would be a good time to establish that we have but a few weeks left to complete EVERYTHING for this capstone extravaganza. Below is a checklist of what everyone should be aware of and actively working on.
1. POINT TASKS. Yes, we have discussed this all semester, and now more so than ever, it is urgent to push yourself to do as many mini assignments as possible. I know it may seem like a hassle. Just do it. Just do it. That second “just do it” was not a typo. It’s there for emphasis. #Nike.
2. EVOLUTION ESSAY. Ray reminded us all in class about this. By design, we brushed it aside for an extended period of time. Now may be an opportune time to revisit, reflect on what you have, and incorporate some of your newly acquired drafting strategies to provide the finishig touches. I’m really not sure what I mean by “newly acquired drafting strategies,” but I’m sure you’ll figure it out before I do.
3. PROJECT. We just went through some intense workshopping days. At this point, you should have plenty of feedback in regards to what’s working, what isn’t, how to proceed, and how to ultimately present all of your work. Consider the advice you have received, decide what you like and feel most comfortable with, and run with it. Maybe even sprint if you feel up to it.
4. PORTFOLIO. The culmination of everything that we will have completed throughout our illustrious time as Sweetland Minor in Writing scholars. If you have not done so yet (mainly talking to myself here), begin thinking about you would like to present all of your work. What fits your personality? How do you want people to see you? What will make you feel most accomplished? What will you need to know and do in order to make this all happens? Therapy is a perfectly acceptable thought to have.