Simply answer the questions below. Consider this an open-book quiz. You have access to our entire course site to find the answers. After the due date, it might be interesting to look through the answe

Simply answer the questions below. Consider this an open-book quiz. You have access to our entire course site to find the answers. After the due date, it might be interesting to look through the answers that your classmates have posted–there may be important or useful insights and ideas that you can use in your Final Portfolio reflective essay!

  1. “Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Who said this, and what do you think it means? (Hint: you don’t need to Google the quote to identify the author, it’s right here on our course site in a pretty prominent place.) 
  2. What type of rhyme is this:”I was told when I was older all my fears would shrinkBut now I’m insecure and I care what people think”
  3. Your classmate, Stu Dent, complains, “I thought we would spend more time on creative writing in this class. That sucked.” How do you respond?
  4. What are the four parts of plot that we learned about?
  5. Your classmate, Stu Dent, complains, “Why did we have to do so much reading in the first half of the class? That sucked.” How do you respond?
  6. Your classmate, Stu Dent, complains, “I’ll probably get a bad grade on the story I wrote for class. It’s complete, but it will still need a lot of revision when I turn it in. That sucks.” How do you respond?
  7. What point of view is Shirley Jackson’s story, “The Lottery,” told from?
  8. Your classmate, Stu Dent, complains, “At the end of the semester I still didn’t know how I was supposed to format assignments. Why didn’t the instructor tell us? He sucks.” How do you respond?
  9. Your classmate, Stu Dent, complains, “My story is OK, but I wish I could have written about anything. Being required to get my idea from the Alien Anthropology assignment and a few others was way too restrictive. That sucked.” How do you respond?
  10. Before you mercifully end your friendship with poor Stu Dent, can you give him any friendly, constructive advice about this class, or about creative writing, or about creativity in general?