Week 14: Individual Project Workshop and Presentations

The end is near! Once we return from our relaxing Thanksgiving break (and please, make sure you take some time to relax), we’ll have just three more class sessions. From this point on, all of your energy for this course should be directed toward your individual project. As you complete that assignment, I hope you’ll stay in close contact with me if you run into any roadblocks or just want another opinion on your work.

Here’s a quick overview of how we’ll spend our time during Week 14:

  • On Tuesday, we’ll spend the entire class session in workshop mode, with each of you focusing on your individual project. You can use the time in any way that helps you make progress on your project, and I will be available to answer questions and help you address any problems you’ve encountered. The only requirement for Tuesday is that you have a focused, productive work session, so please bring any materials (physical or digital) that you might need.
  • On Thursday, we’ll enjoy final project presentations from five of you. Here’s the fun part: in order to keep things fair, we won’t determine which five until the beginning of class. That means everyone needs to be ready to present on Thursday, regardless of the state of your final project. You will have 10 (and only 10!) minutes to share your project with us. Although the format of these presentations is flexible, they are presentations, so don’t just wing it. Whatever approach you take, please make sure you prepare something.

As always, if you have any questions about these items, please drop me a line. I’ll be traveling during part of Thanksgiving break, but I’ll do my best to respond ASAP.