This individual assignment has two parts.
- Select any five creative techniques described in the readings or viewings for Week 1. You will find a number of techniques described in Ch. 1, 2, and 12 of Crossroads. You may use any of these. You may use any of the electronic resources or weekly readings, or you may use techniques or approaches described in the assigned videos. Any method is fine, so long as you try five distinct methods.
- To share these with your instructor, open a Word document titled by your last name and the phrase “practice and reflect.” In the document, add “Part 1.”
- Identify your first technique by name. Try it, in this file.
- Then insert a page break.
- Give the name of the second technique, try it, and insert a page break, and so on.
- You may use these techniques to generate ideas for works you will write later in this course, or to generate other ideas. Either is fine.
- Reflect on these exercises in a 350- to 700-word essay.
- Describe your experience with these techniques. What worked, and what did not? Which will you need to adapt as you move forward? Are some creative approaches better suited to one genre or another?
- Explain how these different methods of generating ideas fit with the other stages of the writing process. For example, will one method generate drafts easily, but be difficult to revise?
- Explain how and where these approaches might fit with later stages of the writing process. For example, does one technique seem better for revising fiction?
Refer to the grading rubric for specific success criteria.
Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA or MLA guidelines.