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Grades on Short Proposals

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I have graded all the short proposals. In this post, I’ll comment on how you all did and what you can do if you are not happy with your grade on the project.

Overall Feedback for the Class

Everyone did a great job on the proposals. The topics you chose for your Genre Analysis Reports will work well in most cases—and I’m very excited to see what you learn as you work on the projects. Everything sounds so interesting.

Feedback on Your Short Proposals

  • Well-structured and detailed. Everyone did a great job with details and explanations. It was easy for me to see what you were going to explore in your Genre Analysis Reports as well as for me to understand why you all made the choices that you did.
  • Strong use of design. All of the reports used great layout strategies with strong, information-rich headings. It was easy to find all the required information.
  • Pay attention to any comments. There were a few minor points that I noted in some of the proposals. Since the remaining major projects are all related, you may make the same minor errors in your Progress Reports or Genre Analysis Reports. Apply those notes to your final two drafts.
  • Avoid comma splices. A few of you had problems with comma splices. We all make this error from time to time. I make them most often when I’m texting and not paying attention to what I’m doing. It’s not the worst error you can make, but it is one you should avoid in professional writing. Watch this tutorial video from Texas A&M (2m14s) to find out how to avoid them:

Revision Activities for the Analysis Project

I have reopened the assignment so that those of you who want to revise can improve your project. Follow the guidelines below to resubmit your work.

  1. If I made a mistake
    Send me an email message or a private message in Canvas with the details. I’ll fix it.
  2. If there were problems with the content or design of your bio
    Revise your project to improve your work, adding whatever is missing or tweaking the design. Resubmit your project, and I will regrade your work. All revisions MUST be submitted by 11:59PM on the last day of class (Friday, 1/12).
  3. If you did not submit your work at all
    It is too late. Be sure to turn in all the remaining projects if you want to pass the course.
  4. If something else is going on
    Send me an email message or a private message in Canvas with the details. I’ll see what I can do to help you.


Note: This video has closed captioning, so it does not need a transcript.



Progress Report Overview & Submission

Progress Report Overview & Submission published on

Progress Report by Forest Hill Society on Flickr, used under a CC-BY licenseThis is the post for January 8, 2018.

Notes for Today

  • Fast Turn-Around on Progress Reports. Your progress report today is meant to be a fast turn-around document, similar to what you would give to your immediate manager in the workplace. There are situations where a progress report will be longer and more involved (e.g., an quarterly update to clients on a year-long project).

Readings for Today

Tasks for Today

  1. Complete the tasks and readings included in the Progress Report Overview & Submission Module in Canvas:
    1. Read the linked information to learn about how to compose progress reports. The Extra Posts provide additional information that can help you improve your draft. Your progress report should be in memo format, addressed to me (Traci).
    2. Share a draft of your Progress Report in the Feedback on Progress Reports on Canvas.
      • In your message, ask your group to look at anything you are trying to improve. Let them know the kind of advice you need.
      • Provide feedback to your group members, using the strategies in the Peer Review Commenting Strategies video.
      • Revise your Progress Report, using the feedback from your group members.
    3. Submit your Progress Report in Canvas by 11:59PM. If you are taking advantage of the grace period, submit your project by 11:59PM on Tuesday, 01/09.
  2. Continue work on your Genre Analysis Report, which is due on Wednesday. The readings from Friday can help with any questions you may have as you work.
  3. Record the work you have done for the day in your Labor Log.


Photo credit: Progress Report by Forest Hill Society on Flickr, used under a CC-BY 2.0 license.



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