"This is your realm, and the heart of the greater realm that shall be. The Third Age of the world is ended, and the new age is begun; and it is your task to order its beginning and to preserve what must be preserved. For though much has been saved, much must now pass away"

--Gandalf

Email me now, not later, now.

(SEE BELOW for how and why)

Writing for Healthcare Professionals

Contact me NOW

  • You must immediately contact me via your Titan email starting March 30th.
    -In the subject line simply put the word Present with your course name
    -Example: Present HSC 3741
    -I want to hear if, in your current circumstances, you think you'll be able to finish the course over the next month (as per below).
  • At any point for the rest of the term, if life's difficulties prevents you from finishing, let me know so you can obtain an "I" (Incomplete); with an "I," you can finish the course over the summer or fall term without having to pay for the course again.

The Future: A Brief

  • The remaining 4 weeks and final exam week will be divided into 3/5 and 2/5, with the last two weeks working with Dr. Petrie. More to come on that later

Honing your writing

  • When we last left off, we talked about having you each do a series of small writings so I could help you hone your individual writing skills.
  • We will continue with that plan over the next 3 weeks.
  • I will have a writing prompt available each Wednesday Morning.
  • You'll have three days before its due.
  • Do not have a writing consultant or anyone else help you.
  • The grade is based on your rewrites, not on the original writings.
  • Once submitted, I'll add editor notes and send the writing back to you, giving you three more days to work through corrections.
  • The series of writings are meant to have you focus on word use, appropriate language, and other mechanics.
  • Do NOT expect to pass these on your first draft; that's not the point.
  • These exercises are more akin to the last in-class writing we did where I had you write then afterwards I had you amend the writing with specific constraints.
  • #1 writing due 11:59 PM Friday April 3rd
    -I'll return it to in 24 hours by 11:59PM Saturday
    -Final Copy of Writing 1 due before midnight on Tuesday April 7th. <
  • #2 writing due 11:59 PM Friday April 10th
    -I'll return it to in 24 hours by 11:59PM Saturday
    -Final Copy of Writing 1 due before midnight on Tuesday April 14th.
  • #3 writing due 11:59 PM Friday April 17th
    -I'll return it to in 24 hours by 11:59PM Saturday
    -Final Copy of Writing 1 due before midnight on Tuesday April 21st.

Writing #1

  • Two pages. Double spaced. about 500 words.
  • Write about ways in which you, or others, can cope with, or are coping with, life in the Covid era. Organize those 5 ways according to abstract concepts.
  • So don't say video games, crosswords, and super-cleaning one's house. That's just two abstracts: entertainment and productivity.
  • Remember, the real "lesson" comes after you write it and have to amend it with constraints I give you, so don't over-sweat what I want in the writing.
  • Put your thoughts down. Polish it yourself. Submit it.