Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
--Thomas Alva Edison

hese are some Proposed Assignments.  This again is a grab bag of ideas and issues.  What we'll actually cover will depend on student feedback and interest.

roposed Assignments for Class

Create and understand a professional writer's Vitae
Write a Teaching Philosophy   
Set up a Dossier
Assemble a Teaching Portfolio
Prepare and submit (how many?  6 poems, 2 stories)
Maintain a journal of what you've done, with any responses.
Create a submission-tracking system
Do a Book Review
Submit book review to Amazon.com
Gather together a Press pack
Try some Belles-lettres: book review, interview, profile
Assemble a contest manuscript, with a 2-page justification
Prepare a grant proposal
Interview 5 alumni; using set of questions developed by class
Be in charge of creating 5 web pages for Creative Writing
Find 5 astounding creative writing statistics

roposed Responsibilities for Class

Whole end-of-semester packet editor
Submission tracking model editor
Vita model editor
Website coordinator
Current researched and annotated list of journals, ranked, with editor names and addresses.
  Editors in each genre.
Researchers for each topic to be discussed

The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful book--a book that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which told its mind to me without reserve, delivering its most cherished secrets as clearly as if it uttered them with a voice. And it was not a book to be read once and thrown aside, for it had a new story to tell every day.
--Mark Twain

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