Tom Versteeg
Improvement in Writing 99

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Important Dates as We Near the End

Wednesday, 1 March--Turn-in day for 101 Readiness Reading essays

Tuesday, 7 MarchAbsolute deadline for submission of a would-be final draft of Essay Two to me (assuming you're aiming for a grade above 1.9 in the class). Also, this is the last day to turn in would-be final drafts of any assignment (number two or revisions of number one) and have my guarantee that you'll get them back in time to do more revision if necessary. While you'll still have another two weeks after this date to continue working on essays and conferring with me and with classmates, you should assume that the would-be finals you turn in after the 7th are your last shot for that particular essay.

Wednesday, 8 March--Beginning of our third cycle on Feed. We'll spend a day or two of class time engaged in learning activities that should help people succeed with the Feed essay. Note that if everyone turns in a would-be final of the second essay before the 7th, we can get going on these learning activities, and on Essay Three, earlier than this date, but we'll definitely get going on that third essay by the 8th.

Thursday, 16 March—This is our last regular day of class (as well as the last regular day of class for all other SFCC classes). We'll workshop and conference as usual on this day, and I'll ask you to complete some feedback for me on the class. After the 17th, I'll be available in my office (24-338) for conferences (first come, first served) pretty much anytime between 10:00 and 3:30 on Friday the 17th, and on Monday the 20th you can catch me between 12:30 and at least 3:30. I'll be around some on Tuesday the 21st as well, so desperate, last-minute folks can probably hunt me up if they're still in need of a conference, but this is really too late in the game to do much serious revision, so I'm not making any firm commitments about exactly when I'll be in my office. After the 16th, you'll need to make your own arrangements to meet with classmates for peer consultation, but please be sure to do so—remember that consultations both with me and with a classmate are still requirements for submission of would-be finals right up until the very end (that is, a fully completed peer conference sheet and an assignment sheet with my sign-offs still must come in with would-be final drafts).
Wednesday, 22 March, 12:00 noon--Absolute deadline for submission of any and all work. Just bring your work by my office, and slide it under my door if I happen not to be there when you arrive. Then have a dandy spring break.
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