Drafts and Revision Plans

This is the post for the Wednesday, November 16, 2016 class meeting.

Cat in a turkey costume, wih the caption, Happy Thanksgiving!Design Presentations

Presenters: remember to add your document to the Design Presentation Assignment in Canvas.

Working with Your Writing Group

Work as usual in your groups. For today’s class, use the 11/16 Work Summary in Canvas. Please use details and specifics in your summary.

If you work during break, remember that there are links to cheat sheets and other help documents in the right sidebar. You can also find help in the "Where to Find Help" table in the post from 11/09.

Adding a Favicon

Use these instructions to add a favicon (or favorite icon), which is the small icon that appears on a tab in your browser, as shown in this example image:

Screenshot showing favicons

  1. Go to the http://faviconit.com/ website and follow the instructions to create and download the icon image.
  2. Add the icon image named favicon.ico to your GitHub repository by placing it in the your-username.github.io/project-name folder.
  3. Edit the HTML files for each of your pages to add this code between the <head> and </head> elements of the page: <link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico">
    (If you have used subfolders, you may need to modify the path.)
  4. Commit and sync your files. Your favicon should appear if your browser supports the option. You may need to close and restart your browser.

Revision Plans (Progress Reports)

A revision plan, as explained on pp. 116-118 of Writer/Designer, explains the things you will work on based on the feedback you have received. Because many of you are still working on drafts of your project, I have modified the revision plan assignment to make it more of a progress report.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Consider the feedback that you received from your group on your drafts.
  2. Review the rubric, and note places where you still need to work to meet your goals.
  3. Consider the work that you still need to do to complete your projects.
  4. Think also about ways to improve your work. Even if your project seems done to you, you should think about what you can do to make it even better. Note that your effort throughout the project matters so find ways to use the remaining time on the project to improve your work.
  5. Based on your reflection, answer the questions in the Revision Plan quiz in Canvas.
  6. If desired, copy your to-do list out into a word processing document so that you can access it outside Canvas as you work.

Homework Calendar

Day Date What’s Due?
W Nov 16 Share drafts of your work in class with your group.
F Nov 18
TH Nov 24 TurkeyThanksgiving!!!turkey
M Nov 28 Share drafts of your work in class with your group.
TU Nov 29 End of grace period for DJ #12.
W Nov 30 Major Projects due.
W Dec 7 End of the grace period for Major Projects.
W Dec 14 Final Exam due by 7 PM. No grace period.