Welcome to week three! What are we supposed to be doing this week? Reading. Make sure you continue to do some reading. Your first project – your reading project – is provisionally due at the end of next week (the end of the fourth week). Be sure to make some notes about your reading, start to think about how you would reflect on your reading, and consider what it means to you – so that when you get to the reading project you’ve already started to consolidate and work toward something you can share.

Don’t start your reading project next week. Start this week! Work on it a bit this week, and then also work on it next week. If you need more time, you can take more time (review the details about due dates). But at this point, ideally, you should start writing. So, review the page on Starting to Write. And since the first project is about reading, write about your reading: how you feel about it, how it’s going, that kind of thing. There’s quite a bit more information about this on the reading project page.

Also, do the creative activity for week three. Find a partner, work on it, get it done, make some notes. This activity might make you a bit uncomfortable. See what you can do. Stay safe and stay within your own limits. Make some notes about the activity (for use in the self-awareness project at the end of the semester).

Keep going. If you get stuck, reach out, I’m happy to help you in any way that I can.

If you’d like to do a deep dive into some of the related ideas from this week, here’s a shortlist of further resources:

Further Readings for Week 3: On Reading

Returning to Reading
Carl Sagan on Books and Reading
Why Do Some People Love Reading?
How to Get Your Mind to Read
Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read
The Rise and Fall of the English Sentence
How Technology Shapes the Way We Read
The Long, Steady Decline of Literary Reading
Books Smell Like Old People
Why You Should Read Science Fiction