Rough Cuts and Prototypes

This is the post for the Wednesday, April 20, 2016 class meeting.

Angry, bitey wolf with the caption, It's gonna be rough"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" as a Comic

Here’s a marvelous version of T. S. Eliot’s "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" in comic form by Julian Peters. On the site, you will find a few other literary comics.

Project 4 Rubric

Use the rubric for Project 4 to make sure that you meet all of the requirements for the assignment.

Rough Cuts, Rough Drafts, and Revision Plans

  • A rough cut (for timeline-based projects) or prototype (for static projects) is usually rougher, or less finished, than a rough draft.

  • The “Planning Your Rough Cut” section of Chapter 7 (pp. 107–109) includes lists of the basic decisions you should make by the time you have a rough cut.

  • You will use the following information next week:

    • Tue, 4/26: Explain your rhetorical situation (pp. 111–112) when you submit your work for peer review.
    • Wed, 4/27: Use the questions for providing feedback (pp. 112–115) when you give feedback to your partners.
    • Fri, 4/29: Follow the information on revision plans (pp. 116–118) to plan your remaining work on the project.

Individual Conferences

Wednesday, 4/27, Friday, 4/29, and Monday 5/2, I am giving you time to work independently on your projects. In lieu of class, I will be holding individual conferences. These conferences are not mandatory, but you can benefit from the opportunity to ask me whatever you need to about your project. You will drive the conversation, so have a list of questions or concerns ready for me to answer.

You can sign up for a meeting time in the Scheduler tool in the Calendar (Canvas Documentation). Sign up is first-come, first-served.

There are a few guidelines for the conferences:

  • Sign up 24 hours in advance, so that I know when I need to be in the office.
  • Email me if you can’t make your meeting time.
  • If I step out, I will put a note on the door.
  • If you realize you need a meeting but haven’t signed up, you can try dropping by or emailing.
  • The office hours sign-up form we usually use shows normal office hours as cancelled.


For Monday, do the following:

  • Continue working on your project. We’ll go over how to submit your work for peer review by 11:59 PM Tuesday, 4/26.
  • Be prepared to work in class. Monday will be an in-class work day, and I will help anyone who needs help.
  • Sign-up for a meeting time if you’d like to talk with me about your project.

For Tuesday, do the following:

  • Submit your work for peer review by 11:59 PM.