BA7

Please give yourself adequate time to do the BA7. Check RaiderWriter periodically for your commentary. Your BA7 response should be close to the following format: BA7 Outline. Remember, of course, you should follow the format, but use your own words and voice.

Revision is a very important part of the writing process – make sure to take it seriously. If you look on RaiderWriter, you’ll notice that we do not have many assignments left. If you want to raise your grade before the end of the semester you need to seize each opportunity.

Finally, in reviewing your graders’ comments, please know that we are rooting for you, and we are never just “being mean.” As writers we need to understand that our writing is always going to be critiqued – and that’s what the graders are doing. We try to offer your constructive criticism to help you become a better writer. Graders aren’t being negative. It’s just that flattery is not going to help you improve. Take your criticism as advice. We spend a lot of time writing it for you because we want to help you – we want to see you get better. Trust me, we would not waste our words or our time just “being mean.” We put a lot of time and thought into grading your assignments. Make sure that you spend adequate time reviewing the comments and links that we leave for you. RaiderWriter also logs your submissions in a way that allows graders to look back at your past assignments to see what you have already been advised not to (or to) do. As an instructor, it is very disappointing to see a student ignore commentary and repeatedly make the same mistakes.  

Please Be Advised:

OCT. 28th IS THE LAST DAY TO DROP THIS COURSE. I CANNOT DROP YOU. YOU MUST DO IT. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN COMING TO CLASS OR SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS AND DO NOT DROP YOURSELF YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ‘F’ FOR THE COURSE AT THE END OF SEMESTER.