If you are NOT a graduate student, you can skip this section. Graduate students will do an additional project of their choice for this course. This research-based project has to be related to creative nonfiction and further your career goals. If you are going to teach in secondary education, you can do a project that will help your teaching. You choose a topic relevant to teaching writing in your context, then research it, and come up with a product. You are not writing a research paper though. Your product can take many shapes and forms, including notes, journal entries, assignment descriptions, annotated bibliographies, and a set of web URL’s grouped by categories, etc. For example, you might want to think about how you can teach creative nonfiction to your middle school students. What are the best practices to teach them how peer feedback works? How can you get them to revise meaningfully? What kinds of genres would they enjoy most? What concrete assignments would you give them? How do you teach them to accept constructive criticism? These are just a few questions to consider, but you can do whatever seems most useful to you. You will have to write a detailed proposal and post it in your folder, and I’ll get back to you. Proposal guidelines will be posted under Course Documents.