When it comes to your projects, choose a piece you love. You’ll be spending a lot of time with it.
Don’t pick the paper that you got the best grade on, in fact, pick one you didn’t do so great on. Use this as a chance to improve it — to show that you have the skills as a writer to turn it into something amazing. But most importantly, make sure it means something to you. You’ll spend the whole semester thinking about it, writing about it, transforming it. If you take something personal to you and expand it into your repurposing and remediating projects — you’ll love the outcome. You’ll enjoy the class this way, instead of dreading every assignment. You’ll want to share it with the class, because it means something to you. You chose this minor because you love to write, so don’t let a boring topic ruin that for you. Be excited to participate every day.
Oh, and bring in food to share with your class. Everyone loves food.