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By 11:59PM, submit your 01/05 Labor Log in Canvas. Your log should cover all the work you have done for the course this week. The grace period for your log entry ends at 11:59 PM tomorrow (01/06).
Conduct the research for your Genre Analysis Report, and be sure to keep track of your sources for your bibliography. Use the instructions in Step 3 of the assignment to guide your research. This is a large project, so I encourage you to work steadily during the weekend, rather than waiting until the last minute.
Record the work you do during this weekend in your Labor Log. I will only grade the work that you recorded through today (Friday) You’ll have another entry due next Friday, and of course, you will use the information you are tracking when you write your final exam.
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I have graded all of the Professional Bio projects. In this post, I’ll comment on how everyone did and what you can do if you are not happy with your grade.
Overall Feedback for the Class
Complete bios: Everyone did a good job following the instructions in the assignment by including all of the required information and paying attention to document design.
Work on document design: Most of the projects used a good layout, with the image well-integrated with the text. Some projects could be improved with more attention to “chunking” text and visual elements.
Stronger sentences: In some projects, the phrasing was unnecessarily long. Very long sentences in a document like your biography can make it hard for the reader to follow the ideas. Try the #Watch: Using Strong Verbs post for a video from the American Chemical Society that demonstrates how changing the verb can shorten and strengthen the sentences.
Semicolon use: A couple of people had difficulty with the proper use of semicolons. For a refresher on how to use semicolons, watch the Ted Ed video below. It is a little elementary in style (with the game-like cartoon image), but it is a thorough explanation:
Revision Activities for the Bio 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.
If I made a mistake
Send me an email message or a private message in Canvas with the details. I’ll fix it.
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).
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.
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.
Credits: Infographic was created on canva.com. Star icon from The Noun Project, used under a CC-BY 3.0 license: rating by Guilhem. Burruss Hall by joepyrek on Flickr, used under a CC-BY-SA 2.0 license.
Learn how to improve your project by reading the #Infographic, #Tutorial, and #Watch posts for today as well as checking the sites listed in the readings above for help with writing in your career field. Use the related information to revise your project before turning it in.