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Three Levels of Revision for Major Projects

For students in Professor Broad's English Education Methods Courses:
English 295, 296, and 297

To give you practice in the three kinds of writing and research teachers of English most often do, I require you to undertake three major projects:

As you develop your portfolio of work in our course, you will take these three projects to three different levels of revision, depending on which you want to develop the most.

  1. Level One: "In Progress"

  2. A solid 1000-word draft of the project, brought to one of our classroom workshops and responded to by peers.  One of your three projects may be abandoned at this "In Progress" stage.  The other two projects must be taken to the next stage.

  3. Level Two: "Revised Draft"

  4. A 1500-word draft, revised from Level One on the basis of your own new ideas and insights and on the basis of peer response received in one of our classroom workshops.   Projects at this level are turned in to Professor Broad for his responses.  One of your projects may be abandoned at this "Revised Draft" stage.  The third and last project must be taken to the next stage.

  5. Level Three: "Published Piece"

A 2000- to 3000-word manuscript, revised from Level Two on the basis of your own new ideas and insights and on the basis of Professor Broad's responses. This piece should also be polished and proofread in our final proofreading classroom workshop. It will be published as part of the English Teachers' Sourcebook we will publish at the end of the semester.

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