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