mean we have to write at leastSIX
HUNDRED WORDS PER WEEK!?!?" It's really not all that much! It's just two
or three pages! In order to get better we have to practice. In order to
get ideas, we have to let them flow. So...
Write 600+ words per week, Tuesday
The content doesn't matter, nor do
the mechanics; however, the idea is to get material to develop into essays,
so don't just "blah blah blah" all the time. No more than 75 words of
"babbling" will be accepted.
Keep everything you write;
it may be useful as a starter for something else later on. The idea is
that at least some of this writing will be revised into finished pieces.
Soon you will have to start generating your own topics for writing, so
use these warm ups and writing exercises as idea starters.
Always write the date
and the number of words on every page you write. Pages of writing without
both date and number clearly marked will not be counted!
When you're finished, count the
words in a few lines, see what your "average" words per line is, count
lines and multiply, to roughly count your number of words. There is no
need to count every word! If you use your computer, the counting is done
for you. (Also, be sure to both save
AND print whatever you write on your computer!)
On Tuesday, on the last piece of writing
you are counting for the week, make a little chart like this:
Date 10/28 10/30 11/03 11/04
Word Count: 145 250 250 160 Total: 805
Yes, you will receive extra credit
for totals greater than 600!
Remember that you eventually have
to turn in essays in at least four of the styles