Week 13: Visual Communication, Virginia Woolf, and Revision

Next week, your Big Idea should really begin to take shape. By the end of the week, you will have a complete draft of your proposal, ready to be reviewed by your classmates. Here’s how we’ll spend our time in class:

  • On Monday, we will discuss principles of visual communication and consider how you might incorporate these principles into your Big Idea Proposal. Your only homework for the weekend is to complete the Big Idea Drafting Exercise that we started in class on Friday.
  • On Wednesday, we will continue working on the Big Idea Proposal, and we will prepare ourselves to see Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? that evening. Before you come to class, please read this handout about attending theater productions, as well as this Discovery Guide about the play (especially pages 4–8). Please remember that we will be attending the play on Wednesday evening at 7:30 and that attendance at this event is not optional.
  • On Friday, we will conduct an in-class peer review exercise for the Big Idea assignment. You should come to class with three printed copies of your proposal letter. Your letter might be less-than-perfect, but it should meet the length requirement (1000–1300 words) and be formatted like a letter. In addition, please read this handout on revision from the University of North Carolina before you come to class.

If you have any questions about these plans, or if you want to discuss your Big Idea with me, please stop by my office during office hours or email me.

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