Greetings from Earth.
We’re here to post instructions to help you post your midterm assignment. Thank you for waiting.
Please read carefully and follow all the steps and you should be able to post your assignment just fine.
We are using a specific posting format for midterm assignment. All the details will be provided below. Please use the assigned posting format. Failure(s) to follow the format will result in reduction of your midterm score. Or at worst case, the instructors will not consider your post as a midterm assignment submission.
If you have any question about posting your assignment (no matter how trivial it is) at this point, post your question as comment on this post. We’ll try to respond to your question as soon as possible. We’ll also try to keep everything in order, so help yourself by helping us to respond to your question faster by keeping all comments about midterm assignment here in this post.
//Let’s start with the basic rules.
1| Your midterm assignment’s deadline is 23 April 2014, 23:59. Since you all have been excellent in posting your comments before deadline, make sure that you don’t miss this one. Midterm assignment is worth 25% of your overall grade.
Reminder: We heavily condemn act of plagiarism in any kind. All the submitted assignments should be your own original work. (check how you should list your reference below).
By posting your work on this blog, you are responsible for your own original work. We have read your comments. We have read your draft. We have shared discussion in class sessions. We know your writing style. We will know if you are trying to post any work that is not yours. We can consult with other instructors from other classes you attend to discuss your (writing) skills. Also, you are not the only one in the universe who can use google search.
Any attempt on plagiarism, no matter how small it is, will be sanctioned immediately with a minus 50 mark for midterm assignment. There will be no notification whatsoever. We will preserve the evidence (homepage links and other documentations) and present them upon question. Program Study Office will also be informed for the offense.
Please refrain from such dishonest act. Respect other people’s works and, most of all, respect your own work.
If you have another question, post it as comment on this post. If not, we shall go to the next step.
2| We find out a way to have you post your assignment without having you go through all the wordpress experience. So, all assignments should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. By sending an email to the address, your email will be directly posted on the scribere blog.
This email address should be used for posting only midterm assignment. It will expire few seconds after the designated deadline, just like how the comment post closed at midnight, so you know the drill.
3| That said, remember that you cannot edit your assignment, just like you cannot edit your comment. So check, double check, TRIPLE CHECK, your writing before you send it to the blog.
4| If at this point you are experiencing any kind of confusion, post your question as comment on this post. Check your friends’ question first though, they may have asked (and experienced) the same confusion.
You are not the only one who are confused; take a deep breath, it’s (probably) going to be okay.
//Now for some intricate details.
Now that you know all you need to do is to compose an email, there are things you should not forget.
5| The subject of your email should be the title and the format of your work.
Problems: A Haiku Poem; or
10 Things I Kinda Hate About My Imaginary Cat: A Short Prose; or
Welcome To Rancaekek and Its Flooding Dam: A Radio Drama; or
Thrumming The Brew: A Stageplay; or
Biggy Starburst: Songs Lyric.
We can go on and on but we think you get the point by now.
6| There’s a detailed example of what the content of your email should be. Consult the Supporting Example before posting. You can use the template of the content to arrange your assignment and copy your work as inside the guide brackets and use it.
7| Include your thank you notes and references list.
Thank you notes are a list of names of people that have kindly help you to shape your work better; for example your proofreaders, your biggest supporters in writing your assignment. (but not your parents and/or partner). Fellow classmates who proofread their friends’ work will get extra point. Just make sure your friend list you as your proofreader.
References list is a list of all the links, other works, other form of ‘inspirations’ that have helped you shape and write your assignment; for example, Ziggy Stardust Album and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that have given you ideas to write Biggy Starburst: A Song Lyrics, a bitter love story between two stars from different galaxies.
8| If at this point you are experiencing yet another kind of confusion, post your question as comment on this post. Check your friends’ question first though, they may have asked (and experienced) the same confusion.
That’s just the way it goes. You’re almost done!
9| Write your total word count. Write it!
10| Include the link for your work dramatization at the end of the post.
We prefer you to include the work dramatization along with the post. If you are able to do that, you’re golden!
Yet as we discussed in class, you also can send the link by the end of the week if you cannot make it by Wednesday. The deadline for work dramatization link is Friday, 25 April 2014, 23:59.
We will set up a special entry post for you to put your work dramatization link on the comment (It’s just like your usual comment for our usual weekly post) by Wednesday, 23 April.
11| If you haven’t already, you’re probably start asking how much more you need to endure for this assignment. We don’t blame you. You’re almost there.
Please check, double check, TRIPLE CHECK, your post at this point. If it’s all good, all you need to do is pressing the ‘send‘ button and send your email away.
Once your email is sent, you’re all done with your (main) Creative Writing midterm assignment.
//Last but by far the least.
12| We fully understand that you may have difficulties to keep track with everything regarding posting. Therefore we are giving you 2 (two) chances to post your midterm assignment.
If you are not satisfied with your first post (because of its format fail, grammar problems, or any other reason), just post your second post before deadline.
You are only allowed to post twice. Any other post after the second will be deleted. We also will only consider your last post–if you only post once, we consider it as your midterm assignment; if you post twice, we consider your last post as your midterm assignment.
13| We, the instructors, will need to modify your posted work with a text cut.
However, we do not have the rights to edit, cut, or add anything to your work. Any adjustment done to your work will only be done for the sake of keeping the blog neat and tidy. All modification will be done before Monday, 29 April 2014.
14| And as we mentioned earlier, we have rights to put posts that are not using the specific format on hold or for consideration.
If you see your post disappear from the blog, it is probably because we put them on pending list for not using the requested format. Shall that happened, you can post your second post with adjustment and we will consider it as your midterm assignment.
15| You will be required to drop comments for your friends’ work after posting period ends, as additional assignment. There will be another detailed guidelines by Monday, 29 April 2014. So check back around then.
Your comments will add points to your own assignment and complete the cycle of midterm madness.
16| Grading will begin after posting deadline all the way through the comments period.
17| Again, we cannot stress enough, if you have any question, post your question as comment on this post. Check your friends’ question first though, they may have asked (and experienced) the same confusion.
Thank you for reading this seemingly endless guidelines carefully.
You’re going to do great.
You can start posting tonight, tomorrow, by the weekend, or later on Wednesday an hour before deadline, whichever suits you best.
Best of luck!