image of a daily calendar

All work is due by midnight Sunday (Pacific time) and has two additional “grace days” unless noted otherwise. (Work can be turned in through midnight on Tuesday without any points penalty, although the system will mark it as “Late.”)

Weeks 1 and 2
(August 19th—25th and August 26th—September 1st)

Read and complete all tasks in the Getting Started module (in Modules)

Read and complete all tasks in the Weeks 1 and 2 module (in Modules)

Explore the following:
Syllabus
Darn Details module
Help for using Canvas (at end of Modules)

Read Becoming a Writer pages 19 through 34 (Intro and Chapter 1)

Read Let the Crazy Child Write pages xiii through xx (Preface) and pages 45 through 56

Participate in the Introductions discussion

Participate in the Hook exercise and discussion

Post lots of questions to the Questions discussion thread?! 😉
(at the top of the Discussions section)

(Last day to drop without a W is August 30th)

Weeks 3 and 4
(September 2nd—8th and 9th—15th)
Monday September 2nd is a college holiday

Read and complete all tasks in the Weeks 3 and 4 module

Read Becoming a Writer pages 35 through 50

(Chapters 2 and 3, until “Keep Your Own Counsel”)

Read Chapter 1 of Let the Crazy Child Write (pages 1 through 24)

Complete the Darn Details quiz

Participate in the Process and Craft discussion

Participate in the Image Detail exercise and discussion (in Week 3?!)

Participate in the Image Detail workshop

Weeks 5 and 6
(September 16th—22nd and 23rd—29th)

Read and complete all tasks in the Weeks 5 and 6 module

Read Becoming a Writer pages 50 through 67
(“Keep Your Own Counsel” through Chapter 4)

Read Chapter 2 of Let the Crazy Child Write (pages 25 through 43)

Complete Review and Reflection 1

Participate in the Process and Craft discussion

Participate in the Slow Motion exercise and discussion (in Week 5?!)

Participate in the Slow Motion workshop (optional/extra credit)

(Last day to apply for pass/no pass is September 20th)

Weeks 7 and 8
(September 30th—October 6th and October 7th—13th)

Read and complete all tasks in the Weeks 7 and 8 module

Read Becoming a Writer pages 69 through 87 (Chapters 5, 6 and 7)

Read Chapter 5 in Let the Crazy Child Write (pages 85 through 104)

Participate in the Process and Craft discussion (optional/extra credit)

Participate in the Point of View exercise and discussion (in Week 7?!)

Participate in the Point of View workshop

Weeks 9 and 10
(October 14th—20th and 21st—27th)
Read and complete all tasks in the Weeks 8 and 9 module

Read Becoming a Writer pages 89 through 104 (Chapters 8 and 9)

Read Chapter 6 in Let the Crazy Child Write (pages 105 through 123)

Complete Review and Reflection 2

Participate in the Process and Craft discussion

Participate in the Dialogue exercise and discussion (in Week 9?!)

Participate in the Dialogue workshop (optional/extra credit)

Weeks 11 and 12
(October 28th—November 3rd and November 4th—10th)

Read and complete all tasks in the Weeks 11 and 12 module

Read Becoming a Writer pages 105 through 118 (Chapters 10 and 11)

Read Chapter 7 in Let the Crazy Child Write (pages 125 through 146)

Participate in the Process and Craft discussion (optional/extra credit)

Participate in the Plot exercise and discussion (in Week 11?!)

Participate in the Plot workshop

Begin considering which workshop piece from the semester you might want to revise for the Polished Pieces! discussion in finals week

Weeks 13 and 14
(November 11th—17th and 18th—24th)
Monday November 11th is a college holiday

Read and complete all tasks in the Weeks 13 and 14 module

Read Becoming a Writer pages 119 through 135 (Chapters 12 and 13)

Read Chapter 8 in Let the Crazy Child Write (pages 147 through 167)

Complete Review and Reflection 3

Participate in the Process and Craft discussion

Participate in the Narrative Presence exercise and discussion (in Week 13?!)

Participate in the Narrative Presence workshop (optional/extra credit)

Select your favorite workshop piece from the semester to begin revising for the Polished Pieces! discussion in finals week

(Last day to drop with a W or to apply for Fall 2019 graduation is November 15th)

Weeks 15 and 16
(November 25th—December 1st and December 2nd—8th)
Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th, are college holidays

Read and complete all tasks in the Weeks 15 and 16 module

Read Becoming a Writer pages 137 through 153 (Chapters 14 and 15)

Read Chapter 10 in Let the Crazy Child Write (pages 191 through 211)

Participate in the Process and Craft discussion (optional/extra credit)

Participate in the Character exercise and discussion (in Week 15?!)

Participate in the Character workshop

Continue to revise your favorite workshop piece for the Polished Pieces! discussion in finals week (opens Monday of Week 16)

Finals week
(December 9th—11th)
Last day of fall semester is December 13th

(Tasks open Friday of Week 16)
Everything due by midnight Wednesday! No grace days!

Complete Review and Reflection 4

Participate in the Polished Pieces! discussion (opens Monday of Week 16)

Complete the anonymous survey

Participate in the farewells discussion

Enjoy winter break!