2017 Final Exam Schedule

Here’s a list of all my final exam times and locations for the 2017 Spring semester. I also have these posted in the “Syllabus and Calendar” link on each course’s Blackboard shell. And in case you’re interested, here’s IVCC’s full exam schedule page.

Class Day & Time – Course Name  – Exam Day Time/Location

MWF 8:00 AM – ENG 0900 – Wed. May 10 regular time/place

MWF 9:00 AM – ENG 0900 – Mon. May 8, regular time/place

TR 8:00 AM – ENG 1002 – Thurs. May 11 regular time/place

TR 11:00 AM – Creative Writing – 11:00-1:30 p.m., Tues. May 9, Fireplace Lounge (B216)

Online – ENG 1002-590 Online – Research Essay due Wed. May 10 by 11:59 p.m.


Final Portfolio Survey

#leecw students, please take this survey about the Creative Writing class final portfolio.

This will help me decide if I want to change the expectations of the final portfolio and creative writing showcase for this or future classes. I am truly interested in knowing your feelings about a final portfolio and its value to you as a student; however, there is no guarantee that I will change anything this this semester.

Evening Creative Writing Workshop

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I’m excited to announce that I’ve been given the “go-ahead” to teach an EVENING, blended creative writing workshop this fall, starting Aug. 16. An evening creative writing section hasn’t been offered in a while, and I’ve had a few people approach me about teaching it as a night class.

Blended Learning: often structured for students unable to attend traditional class times, blended classes are a blend of online and face-to-face learning.

What that means for this class is that we will meet once a week from 6:00-7:15 p.m. and the other half of the class will be hosted on IVCC’s learning management system, Blackboard–an easily navigable platform that allows for file exchange, online assignment submission, and online discussions.

I’m currently working on a syllabus so those interested have an idea of what the class will offer, but in the meantime, you can take a look at my spring 2017 syllabus and  calendar for an example of what the class covers; you can also check out my Creative Writing course page for an overview of assignments. I hope to see a lot of the community creative writers out there this fall!! Email or message me with any questions.

Extra Credit Events – Spring 2017

Here’s a link to IVCC’s spring 2017 cultural events calendar. I allows students to attend up to two events for extra credit (but attend them all if you have time because cultural appreciation). Students will receive their choice of the following as long as the course-specific written response expectation and deadline are met.

  1. a removed absence.
  2. 2 points added to a to a formal essay.
  3. 20 points added to a missed assignment.

extra credit

Individual course response expectations are available in the
class Blackboard announcements link or extra credit folder in the assignments link.


ENG 1003 Grading Criteria

Below is the grading criteria I use when assessing and grading formal prose writing assignments in my Creative Writing Course. Formal prose assignments include the Memoir, Crisis story, Dialogue piece, Reader Sympathy story, and Threaded Microfiction piece.

Formal Prose Assignment Rubric

Below is the grading criteria I use when assessing and grading formal poetry writing assignments in my Creative Writing Course. Formal poetry assignments assignments include the Object poem, Childhood poem, Photo or Confessional poem, Protest or Meditation poem, and a Misc. Poem.

Formal Poetry Assignment Rubric

Additionally, each formal prose and poetry assignment will be workshopped in small groups using this rubric:

Workshop Participation and Reflection Rubric