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Narratives of Hope

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The Skills area (also available via the top menu) offers practical tutorials to help you improve your writing. These pages will be particularly useful during the weeks in which you are working on your projects.

The Readings area contains many examples (written by your instructor and previously published in various places) of writing with hope. A few of these examples are showcased on the homepage. (The most hopeful example of all is likely The Jasper Queen.)

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Narratives of Hope

Jan. 9, 2024, 7:13 p.m. • Ross Laird

We’re living through a turbulent time: a global pandemic, economic upheaval, climate change, cultural conflict, and many related hurdles lie before us. And we’re constantly reminded of this, via ou...

Reading Project

Exploring Personal Pathways

Jan. 9, 2024, 7:15 p.m. • Ross Laird

The reading project is the first page that you create in the Lab. It is a web page, created and customized by you. The reading project represents your efforts to craft — with text, but also perhaps...

Self-awareness Project

Creativity is a Journey Inward

Jan. 9, 2024, 7:16 p.m. • Ross Laird

The self-awareness project is an opportunity to reflect upon the depth of your experience in the course. How did it go? What happened? What did you notice? What was diffi...

Writing Project

Writing from the Self

Jan. 9, 2024, 7:16 p.m. • Ross Laird

The three projects in this course are designed to work together. You have a reading project, which is focused on helping to cultivate a lifelong love of reading. You have...