Monday, April 2, 2012

Next week's workshop: update

Here's the revised plan for the next two weeks:

4/10: The syllabus asks that you bring a typed draft of your paper to class, but it would be even better if you could (1) send the paper to the rest of us a little ahead of time (even by the 9th). If that's not possible, please bring 4 copies to class so that we can all read and discuss them.

We'll also be talking about journal submissions on this day. Included topics:

--How to write a cover letter for a journal submission
--Finding the right journal and the MLA Directory of Periodicals
--Where to find calls for special issues
--What editors are looking for
--Readers' reports:  types of forms, types of responses
--How to respond to a "revise and resubmit"
--Electronic submissions, bibliographic database software, and other technical matters

4/17: No class so that we can all attend the English Department's Awards Ceremony