LITR 3731 Creative Writing

Participation expectations

  • Workshop means students cannot “sit out” discussion on a regular basis.

  • Neither should students dominate discussion.

  • Quality and quantity of students' participation are factored into overall grade.

  • Manuscript discussions: Students should make “one point at a time” rather than a list of issues.

  • Reading discussions: Each student must participate at least occasionally by referring to contents or specific pages of the reading assignment.

  • Students must “track” discussions. Visible boredom is usually a sign that students haven’t prepared or are incapable or unwilling to help (though bored students usually blame their attitude on the content or the teacher, regardless of other students' interest).