For Project 5 there are two options. You can either do a radical revision by recasting your essay into a new form, style, or genre or you can do a significant regular revision of one of your essays. The regular revision option would essentially be like what we did in Project 3. As for the radical revision, there are quite a few potential options. You could take your essay and turn it into:
A series of poems or one long poem
A picture of some kind (this could be a painting, drawing, collage, actual photo or series of photos that you took, or a photoshopped image)
A comic strip or graphic novel a la Fun Home
A flip book
A fake facebook page
A children’s book/fable
A letter or series of letters
A journal/diary entry or entries
A multimodal essay (i.e. an essay that also contained images of some kind)
An essay that involved experimental writing
An essay that involved a radically different voice or perspective (i.e. one that is not actually your own)
An essay that uses a fiction as a means of expressing the truth; for example telling a false story and then admitting to the falseness like the way that Atonement or Life of Pi is structured could be interesting
The possibilities are virtually endless. Whatever you decide to do though needs to be based on either Project 2, Project 3, or Project 4. So, it does need to be a radical revision of some previous essay. Also, for radical revision people you will need to write a 1-2 page letter explaining the choices you were making in your radical revision and the significance of those choices. This letter should look something like Sam’s letter that we looked at in class and will be the most important aspect in terms of determining your grade. So, it needs to be well thought out and thoroughly explained. It needs to provide evidence that a significant amount of critical thinking went into your radical revision. And, yes, even if your radical revision involves a lot of writing you still need to write the 1-2 page explanation.
Regular revision people will not need to write a letter to accompany their revision and can also do their revision on either Project 2, Project 3, or Project 4.