Mid-term Assignment: Creative Writing - Fictional Short Story
This midterm has been designed to help you "tie" togehter topics covered in the first part of the class in a complelling, orginial and creative (fictional) "story". Creative Writing has a narrow and a broad definition, which may be widely encompassing of different kinds of writing style. Our mid-term exercise may be better described as "Fictional Short Story".
- Please download this 472 MidTerm TakeHome Guide, which includes additional details about the background as well as instructions and the grading rubrics that you can used as a guide in preparing your submission;
- This assignment is an individual effort. Feel free to share ideas with your classmate, but once you settle on a project, you have to carry it out on your own;
- Feel free to use the library resources including the free to download images including agricultural-related images, if necessary;
- Make sure your cite important statements and make sure to list each citation in your reference list with proper format. The reference list for book chapter, scientific articles, and websites should be formatted according to the authors' guidelines for the Journal of Dairy Science (see pages 4 and 5). For Newspaper or trade magazine articles without clear volume and page numbers, you can use this generic format: Author(s). Year. Title. Name of Publication (Day/month/year of publication).
- Save your document as a MS word or pdf format before submission;
- When ready please upload your document in the course website dropbox. Deadline is Friday April 7, 4:00 pm.
- Please take this assignment seriously (it counts for 30 pts of the 100 pts in the grading scale of the class). Yet be creative and original and make it fun!
- Please have a look at the following three examples of mid terms of contrasting quality, submitted by students of earlier years:
- Amazing (Above expectation). This student created a Newsletter promoting export of US dairy genetics to developing countries and a response (in the form of the letter) to the CEO of the fictional company; See Example-1-Excellent.pdf
- Meet Expectations. Thi student created a fictional personal journal of a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal; See Example-2-Nice.pdf
- Below expectation. This student wrote a letter trying to follow the instructions without much creativity or originality at all; See Example-3-Poor.pdf.
Best of luck!