Rough Cuts and Revision Plans

This is the post for the Monday, April 20, 2015 class meeting.

roughwolfChapter 7 of Writer/Designer suggests that the different phases of work on your project are separate and definite, but in truth they rarely are. You may have found yourself tweaking your storyboard or mock-up while you were placing assets in your rough cut and at the same time searching for more assets. Creativity can be messy. Don’t be surprised if your process has been a little different from the general version in the textbook.

Presentation Sign-Up

Sign-up for a presentation slot for sharing your tool with the class, using the Sign-Up Tool in Scholar. The slots open at 10:15 AM for the 10:10 class; they open at 11:20 AM for the 11:15 class. Go ahead and log into Scholar and be ready to click sign-up when the form opens.

Rough Cuts, Rough Drafts, and Revision Plans

  • A rough cut is rougher, or less finished, than a rough draft.

  • The “Planning Your Rough Cut” section of Chapter 7 (pp. 107–109) includes lists of the basic decisions you should make by the time you have a rough cut. Be sure that you have most of these decisions in place today.

  • You will use the information on explaining your rhetorical situation (pp. 111–112), providing feedback (pp. 112–115), and revision plans (pp. 116–118) on Wednesday when we have peer review.

Writing Schedule and Homework

  • Today, 4/20: Write a blog post with with the usual headings: (1) What I Did, and (2) Why I Did It. Include whatever work you have done since your last post.

  • Wednesday, 4/22: Bring your book to class. Have a rough cut or rough draft of your project that you can share with two other people in class for feedback. Be prepared to provide a summary of the project’s rhetorical situation, using the questions on pp. 111–112. When you provide feedback on someone else’s project, use the guidelines in the section of the book on “Providing Feedback as a Stakeholder” (pp. 112–115). Your blog post for the 4/22 class should be a first draft of your revision plan for the project.

  • Friday, 4/24: In-class work day.

  • Monday, 4/27: Discussion of the reflection memo for Project 4. Last day of independent, in-class work.

  • Wednesday, 4/29 to Wednesday, 5/6: In-class presentations. Link to your presentation due by 11:55 PM the day before you present.

  • Wednesday, 5/6: Reflection Memo and Project 4 links due by 11:55.