For our first work block I mainly worked on creating my rubric. The competencies I’ve chosen are:
- Assess and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience and message
- Transform ideas and information to create original texts
- Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways
Assess and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience and message:
Since my final product is going to be a chapbook, I will be using this competency to assess the organization of the collection of poems. I’ve stated in my proposal that I’d like to organize my chapbook pages so that the mood and meaning of my poems are as accurately portrayed. I will work on assessing and refining my poems into appropriate locations, as well as the text themselves.
Transform ideas and information to create original texts:
I will incorporate this competency into my project by transforming my thoughts, ideas, emotions, and real-life events into poetry, creating original texts that are true to myself.
Realize how literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance and shape meaning
Since I am writing poetry, I will likely be using a lot of literary devices. Some research may need to go into this so that I can use the literary devices appropriately in order to enhance the quality and effectiveness of my poems.
My goal for our next work-block is to begin my research on self-publishing poems and more on chapbooks.
I am now off to write some more poems!