Midterm Guidelines

Greetings from Earth.

We’re here to post instructions to help you post your midterm assignment. Thank you for waiting.

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Please read carefully and follow all the steps and you should be able to post your assignment just fine.

We are using a specific posting format for midterm assignment. All the details will be provided below. Please use the assigned posting format. Failure(s) to follow the format will result in reduction of your midterm score. Or at worst case, the instructors will not consider your post as a midterm assignment submission.

If you have any question about posting your assignment (no matter how trivial it is) at this point, post your question as comment on this post. We’ll try to respond to your question as soon as possible. We’ll also try to keep everything in order, so help yourself by helping us to respond to your question faster by keeping all comments about midterm assignment here in this post.

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//Let’s start with the basic rules.

1| Your midterm assignment’s deadline is 23 April 2014, 23:59. Since you all have been excellent in posting your comments before deadline, make sure that you don’t miss this one. Midterm assignment is worth 25% of your overall grade.

Reminder: We heavily condemn act of plagiarism in any kindAll the submitted assignments should be your own original work. (check how you should list your reference below).

By posting your work on this blog, you are responsible for your own original work. We have read your comments. We have read your draft. We have shared discussion in class sessions. We know your writing style. We will know if you are trying to post any work that is not yours. We can consult with other instructors from other classes you attend to discuss your (writing) skills. Also, you are not the only one in the universe who can use google search.

Any attempt on plagiarism, no matter how small it is, will be sanctioned immediately with a minus 50 mark for midterm assignment. There will be no notification whatsoever. We will preserve the evidence (homepage links and other documentations) and present them upon question. Program Study Office will also be informed for the offense.

Please refrain from such dishonest act. Respect other people’s works and, most of all, respect your own work.

If you have another question, post it as comment on this postIf not, we shall go to the next step.

2| We find out a way to have you post your assignment without having you go through all the wordpress experience. So, all assignments should be emailed to qajo428seyo@post.wordpress.com. By sending an email to the address, your email will be directly posted on the scribere blog.

This email address should be used for posting only midterm assignment. It will expire few seconds after the designated deadline, just like how the comment post closed at midnight, so you know the drill.

3| That said, remember that you cannot edit your assignment, just like you cannot edit your comment. So check, double check, TRIPLE CHECK, your writing before you send it to the blog.

4| If at this point you are experiencing any kind of confusion, post your question as comment on this post. Check your friends’ question first though, they may have asked (and experienced) the same confusion.

You are not the only one who are confused; take a deep breath, it’s (probably) going to be okay.

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//Now for some intricate details.

Now that you know all you need to do is to compose an email, there are things you should not forget.

5| The subject of your email should be the title and the format of your work.

For example:

Bowels Problems: A Haiku Poem; or
10 Things I Kinda Hate About My Imaginary Cat: A Short Prose; or
Welcome To Rancaekek and Its Flooding Dam: A Radio Drama; or
Thrumming The Brew: A Stageplay; or
Biggy Starburst: Songs Lyric.

We can go on and on but we think you get the point by now.

6| There’s a detailed example of what the content of your email should be. Consult the Supporting Example before posting. You can use the template of the content to arrange your assignment and copy your work as inside the guide brackets and use it.

7| Include your thank you notes and references list.

Thank you notes are a list of names of people that have kindly help you to shape your work better; for example your proofreaders, your biggest supporters in writing your assignment. (but not your parents and/or partner). Fellow classmates who proofread their friends’ work will get extra point. Just make sure your friend list you as your proofreader.

References list is a list of all the links, other works, other form of ‘inspirations’ that have helped you shape and write your assignment; for example, Ziggy Stardust Album and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that have given you ideas to write Biggy Starburst: A Song Lyrics, a  bitter love story between two stars from different galaxies.

8| If at this point you are experiencing yet another kind of confusion, post your question as comment on this post. Check your friends’ question first though, they may have asked (and experienced) the same confusion.

That’s just the way it goes. You’re almost done!

9| Write your total word count. Write it!

10| Include the link for your work dramatization at the end of the post.

We prefer you to include the work dramatization along with the post. If you are able to do that, you’re golden!

Yet as we discussed in class, you also can send the link by the end of the week if you cannot make it by Wednesday. The deadline for work dramatization link is Friday, 25 April 2014, 23:59.

We will set up a special entry post for you to put your work dramatization link on the comment (It’s just like your usual comment for our usual weekly post) by Wednesday, 23 April.

11| If you haven’t already, you’re probably start asking how much more you need to endure for this assignment. We don’t blame you. You’re almost there.

Last step!

Please check, double check, TRIPLE CHECK, your post at this point. If it’s all good, all you need to do is pressing the ‘send‘ button and send your email away.

There.

Once your email is sent, you’re all done with your (main) Creative Writing midterm assignment.

Congratulations!

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 //Last but by far the least.

12| We fully understand that you may have difficulties to keep track with everything regarding posting. Therefore we are giving you 2 (two) chances to post your midterm assignment.

If you are not satisfied with your first post (because of its format fail, grammar problems, or any other reason), just post your second post before deadline.

You are only allowed to post twice. Any other post after the second will be deleted. We also will only consider your last post–if you only post once, we consider it as your midterm assignment; if you post twice, we consider your last post as your midterm assignment.

13| We, the instructors, will need to modify your posted work with a text cut.

However, we do not have the rights to edit, cut, or add anything to your work. Any adjustment done to your work will only be done for the sake of keeping the blog neat and tidy. All modification will be done before Monday, 29 April 2014.

14| And as we mentioned earlier, we have rights to put posts that are not using the specific format on hold or for consideration.

If you see your post disappear from the blog, it is probably because we put them on pending list for not using the requested format. Shall that happened, you can post your second post with adjustment and we will consider it as your midterm assignment.

15| You will be required to drop comments for your friends’ work after posting period ends, as additional assignment. There will be another detailed guidelines by Monday, 29 April 2014. So check back around then.

Your comments will add points to your own assignment and complete the cycle of midterm madness.

16| Grading will begin after posting deadline all the way through the comments period.

17| Again, we cannot stress enough, if you have any question, post your question as comment on this post. Check your friends’ question first though, they may have asked (and experienced) the same confusion.

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Thank you for reading this seemingly endless guidelines carefully.

You’re going to do great.

You can start posting tonight, tomorrow, by the weekend, or later on Wednesday an hour before deadline, whichever suits you best.

Best of luck!

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103 thoughts on “Midterm Guidelines

    • Work dramatization means dramatization of your story/work you need to include in your midterm post. I believe this has been discussed in class meetings.

      If you have further question, be very specific so then I can respond with specific (or technical perhaps) answer.

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    • If your friends provided (textual) help so your work is better because of it, then put their names and how they are related to you on your thank you note.

      For example I would put this on my thank you notes:
      Taufiq Hanafi, a stranger, for correcting my grammar.
      That means, I got help from Taufiq, his relation to me is a stranger (sadly, that’s not true, but this is just an example), and he corrected my writing by pointing out the grammar mistakes.

      I hope that helps.

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      • Yes, that does help. Thank you bu.

        I have another question regarding the word count; is it okay if my short prose passed 1000 words by, let’s say, 50-100 words?

        Thank you in advance bu.

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        • No, that’s not okay.

          Keep your word count under 1000. Reread your work and try to take out bits that are not important enough to the story triangulation. That should do the trick.

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  1. Bu, I wrote two songs lyrics. Should I write all the summaries below my NPM? Then again, where and how I should write the titles?

    Which instance I should pick? (These are only for instance)

    1. Balonku ada Lima and Naik Becak: Songs Lyrics

    or

    2. Balonku ada Lima: Song Lyrics
    Naik Becak: Songs Lyrics

    Thank you, Bu. I really need further information on this.

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    • Use your first example. [first title and second title]: Song Lyrics. Write all the summaries in your summary sentence. You need to include one sentence only for your summary. Remember that your word count should include both lyrics.

      Then, in your post, indicate which part is the first and which the is second. For example:

      I. first title

      [insert your work]

      II. second title

      [insert your work]

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      I hope that helps.

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  2. Bu. based on the supporting example, we are able to put microsoft word in references list. Therefore, Is it possible for us to also put similar sofwares that help us completing our works on it? For instance, Oxford Advanced Learner`s Dictionary – 8th Edition.

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    • The deadline for work dramatization link is Friday, 25 April 2014, 23:59.

      We will set up a special entry post for you to put your work dramatization link on the comment (It’s just like your usual comment for our usual weekly post) by Wednesday, 23 April.

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    • No.

      You need to include the dramatization along with your work; they come as one package. Even if posting deadline is on Wednesday, you have to complete the submission no later than Friday.

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    • To add more to the answer, you cannot attach anything on your posting email. The blog will not show it on your post.

      You need to put the link on the last part of your email. Or later, put them on the follow-up dramatization post.

      I hope this clears things up for you.

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  3. Bu, regarding the dramatization, if i take some pictures on google for my references then i redraw it by myself ,then should i put the link of the pictures in my references Bu?

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  4. Bu,regarding the dramatization if I take some pictures from google as my references and I redraw it by myself then I should put the link of the pictures, right? then is it possible if i put all my references for my dramatization at the end of my dramatization?

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    • I apologize for not replying this earlier. Apparently your question was sent to the spam folder.

      I see that you already post your work. And your questions were the same as Dini’s? There should be no further problem then.

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      • Oh, that’s okay Bu.
        Yes it was Bu, It’s same as Dini’s question, because actually Dini and I had the same problem yesterday.

        Bu, sorry for asking this question again, it just not really clear for me. So, if I take some pictures from google as my references and I redraw it by myself then I should put the link of the pictures, right Bu?

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    • It’s possible to do both.

      Or if it would make things easier, you can put your references on your work reference (instead of including them in the dramatization file). The most important thing is to put your references somewhere that’s accessible on your work and give proper credit.

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  5. Help, Bu, I have a problem. I have posted my work, but after it posted some spaces between line to another line are not just like they supposed to be. I am sure enough I have checked everything for many times before send it.

    Is it okay? Or…what should I do?

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      • No, I haven’t. But seeing Yuli Triastuti’s problem, I’m kinda afraid my second post will be broken like hers.

        What should I do, Bu? Should I use my second chance? If my first post is alright, then I prefer not to send the second.

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        • Read below of what she’d done with her second attempt.

          It’s your choice. Post the 2nd if you’re thinking that the 1st is not acceptable. If it’s just problem with space, it’s just a minor problem then.

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              • Bu, I just checked my email sent items and I found my sent mail to the blog is just fine (everything is in order).

                Here the screenshoot http://snag.gy/S0puO.jpg
                I am sorry I can’t attach everything in this comment.

                Again, Bu, will I get a minus score for case which is not my mistake like this case?
                I really don’t know what’s going on with the post.

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                • As I said earlier. Minor.

                  If you say everything is fine, then everything should be fine. We haven’t had the opportunities to leisurely read your work.

                  If you do not have immediate problem, please step back and let me help your friends who are more in need of assistance. I am not going to talk about grading tonight. Thank you.

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  6. Bu, I am so sorry for the mistake. I have already post my assigment twice but I want post again because I did something wrong with the format. But I can not post it again. What is happened with my last post? Thankyou bu.

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  7. I already post my assignment, but the content doesn’t include in the blog. What’s wrong with that? Then what should I do now? I have triple checked it on my email.

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    • Have you put the content inside the body email? Have you consulted this: Supporting Example?

      There’s a picture that shows how your email should be. If you can reproduce that with your work, everything should be fine.

      This blog could only receive what you sent us. The problem is on your side. Try reread the example to be sure before trying your second attempt.

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      • Bu I have filled all the requirements, I post it with my friends and we do the same procedures and there is nothing wrong with her work. what should I do then? I am afraid if my second post will be the same. what should I do?

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        • Stop panicking.

          Close your browser first. Re-open it and go to your email inbox. Use clean compose option. (don’t use reply to or forward template). Copy your work from word, paste and match style it on your compose box.

          Do all the steps again and then post it.

          (Are you using special html for formatting? Give me detailed explanation so I know how to help you).

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  8. I added the thank you notes, reference list, and link for work dramatization but all of them hasn’t show up in my blog post. I checked my email and they are all there. Should I resend my email, bu?

    And also, my work actually is already on the blog but I could not find it in the blog pages. I have to search it first through the search box to see it. What is happening, bu?

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    • Use your second chance. Make sure the notes are on body email this time.

      Have you checked the second page? Everyone is posting now so the old posts are shifted to the back pages. If you can find it on the blog then it’s on the blog.

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    • Please use either Indonesian or English. Don’t mix them up. I’m having a hard time to understand your question.

      Which post are you talking about? What’s the title of your work? Is everything else in good order? You only have problem with the spacing?

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  9. Bu it’s possible if I put my work in the comment’s column? The title of my work is“KKN’s Effect: Stop Motion.” what I mean by the angel of camera is the way I take the picture like zoom in, zoom out, medium shot, etc.

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