Independent Work on Project 3

Today’s class is devoted to independent work. You may work on your project wherever you like, but be sure that you track your work and provide me evidence of the effort you put in.

Work You Will Do

We will not meet in the classroom, but you will put in at least 50 minutes of work on your project by 5 PM on Saturday. Effort counts on Project 3, so you want to demonstrate that you used your time wisely.

To report what you did, go to “Tests & Quizzes” in Scholar and complete Friday’s assignment, “04/04 Proof of Work” by 5 PM on Saturday, 4/5/2014. We discussed some ways to show your work, like those listed below:

  • If you’re composing a traditional cover letter and/or resume, you can give me a Share link to your Google Doc. I can use the File -> See revision history command to see what you worked on.
  • If you’re working on a site like LinkedIn, you might take a screenshot of your page before you begin working and give me the link to your LinkedIn so I can see the current version (after your work).
  • If you’re working on a site liked LinkedIn, you could also print a PDF version of your page before you begin working and then give me the current link. (To print a PDF, go the the pages and use the File -> Print command, and then change the printer to PDF. You can upload the PDF to your Google Drive.)

I will also ask you to summarize what you did so that I can see all the hard work you have put in.

Finding Me Friday

I will be in (or near) my office from 9:05 to noon and from 1:25 to 3:15. If you want to ask me questions, you can come by Shanks 214, send me an email during those hours, or use the online office chatroom. I will respond as soon as possible to any questions on Friday.


  • We’ll do in-class peer review on Monday, so be ready with your current draft to share with your group.
  • Spend some time before class on Monday thinking about the questions that you want your group to think about as they read and comment on your draft. Aim to have 3 or 4 specific questions. A good question would be “Do the verbs I used to describe my work experience seem strong enough? Would you change any of them?” A weak question would be something like “Does this look good?” or “Can you just tell me what you think?” I will ask you to tell me your questions as part of Monday’s in-class writing
  • Looking ahead, on Wednesday, I will share some ideas based on what I see in your peer review and answer any questions. The project is due on Friday, so we’ll work on the reflection memo in class that day.