This week, you’ll complete the first draft of your profile story and have it reviewed by two classmates. The copy you bring on Tuesday for the peer review is only seen by you and your peer reviewers…but the closer the story is to completion, the more useful the feedback you receive will be. Please bring a draft reflecting as much progress as possible.
Here’s a checklist of important points to remember as you write and revise your story. I expect you to use the checklist – which summarizes errors that students consistently make in drafting this kind of story – before you turn in the first graded copy of your story to me, and to have corrected all of the items on the list.
We’ll also be discussing resumes this week. You need to have a correctly formatted, well-written, updated intriguing resume on hand at all times! In our field, you never know when an opportunity might present itself, and you want to be ready to respond immediately.
Finally, Thursday will be a grammar day, covering subject-verb agreement. Check out the crazy flowchart below for a preview — and consider sticking a copy on a bulletin board near your computer! This area of grammar was also one of the most problematic on your diagnostic test at the start of the semester, and so we’ll spend some time clarifying it. **UPDATE 4/11: I found one small error in the chart; for “number, majority, total,” the next question should read “is it preceded by the or a?” rather than “followed.” Drat! I’ve corrected the current version on Scribd.**