Monstrous Bodies

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” ~ George Orwell
Assignment: Midterm Self-evaluation
INSTRUCTIONS: Compose an e-mail to me (Jesse.Stommel@lcc.gatech.edu) with answers to each of the following questions. No need to use an attachment. Just write or cut and paste your answers directly into the e-mail. Please also include a link to the PDF/JPG of your poster on Crocodoc, as well as your artist’s statement.

NOTE: You will be completing a portfolio at the end of the semester that asks many of these same questions. The more carefully you consider your progress now, the less work you will have to do in compiling the portfolio at the end of the semester. I highly recommend you save several in-progress versions of all the work you do for this course, so you can illustrate and discuss your progress through various drafts when completing your portfolio at the end of the semester. Additional information about requirements for the portfolio can be found here.

1. Evaluate your work on the
poster project? What aspects of your poster are the strongest? What could have used more work? How did your work evolve from its earliest drafts to the final product? Use this rubric to help assess your own work.

2. How do you feel about your work on the
treatment? What aspects of your work on this assignment were strongest? What could have used more work? How did your treatment evolve from its earliest drafts to the finished product? Use this rubric to help assess your own work.

3. How would you characterize your role as a collaborator this semester? In what ways have you contributed to the groups you’ve worked with thus far? Has the collaborative work/writing we’ve done this semester been successful for you personally? How can you improve as a collaborator?

4. Have you completed all assigned work for the course? (Worksheets, blog entries/comments, poster, treatment, etc.)

5. How many absences have you had?

6. What letter grade would you
give yourself for the first half of this course and why? Consider attendance, preparedness for class, the strength of your written work and other assignments, and your participation in the large group, small groups, and on the blog. You may want to review the attendance policy, the assignment rubrics, and the grade breakdown on the info page.

7. What letter grade would you give
your department for their work thus far and why? You are welcome to comment on specific members, but the goal here is to get you thinking about the overall dynamic of your work as a group--what’s working, what’s not working, etc. As you consider a grade for your department, think not only about the success of what you’ve produced but how you’ve worked together as a group.

8. (Optional): What questions do you have for me at this point? About the subjects of the class? About your work/progress this semester? Are there any aspects of your work that you would particularly like feedback on?