Today's Daily Agenda

1. Attendance

2. From Last Thu: Peer Review plan

  • You are in a group on Blackboards based on the Genre Survey
  • You can find your BB group under the "Review Groups" tab.
  • Your story must be posted to BB by 8 am on Monday
  • Post your story in "Discussion Board" in "Peer Groups Story 1"
  • Create a thread with your name in it: “Slegathor’s Story One” or use the title and your name, as in “Too Profound to Live by Slegathor.”
  • You will print or download each story
  • You will read each story in advance (two for Tue, two for Thu)--we will decide who now--Forget not
  • You will be PRIMARY RESPONDENT for one story, and you will provide extensive marginal and in text notes for the other.
  • Primary response will be written prior to class; one copy will go to me, and one will be given to the author.
  • Your primary response will be submitted in the BB Assignments section in the "Your Primary Response" folder; your grade for your primary response will be reflected in your final story grade.
  • Here are:
  • You will read your story aloud to your group mates in class
  • We will spend literally all next week on this, or three full hours of class time. Real writers get response!

Adjust your times to 23 min ea if you are in a five person group

3. Peer review story #3.

  • Read aloud approximately 10 minutes of it (8 if you are in a five person group). You can read the first 10 minutes worth, you can do selections, or you can "test drive" certain parts for the audience.
  • Person who does detailed review will guide discussion
    • General reactions
    • General responses--I prefer to work systematically; section by section, page by page.
    • Keep track of time--try to spend 35 min on story 1

4. Peer review story #4

  • Read aloud approximately 10 minutes of it (8 if you are in a five person group). You can read the first 10 minutes worth, you can do selections, or you can "test drive" certain parts for the audience.
  • Person who does detailed review will guide discussion
    • General reactions
    • General responses--I prefer to work systematically; section by section, page by page.
    • Keep track of time--try to spend 35 min on story 2

5. Next time:

  • Page Count due by 5 pm tomorrow
  • No Reading Reflection Due
  • Story Number One Due by Class time on Tue.
  • Card "Traditional Fantasy Cultures"