Peer 2 Peer University:

This course was designed specifically with Peer 2 Peer University in mind. P2PU is a non-profit organization that facilitates equitable learning beyond institutional walls. They have developed a new model for online and offline learning called Learning Circles which are lightly-facilitated study groups for people who want to take online courses, together, in-person. These facilitated learning circles ensure that more people have access to free online courses and the motivation to finish an online course, they might not have finished were they to take it on their own.

About This Course:

– This is a 6-week FREE online course, taught as a Learning Circle, where you will do most of the work at home and will then meet in person once a week for two hours to discuss the work you’ve done, share your work, and problem solve together as a group. 
– Registration is required, and should be done before attending the first in-person class through the P2PU website.
– This class covers ADD COURSE CONTENT HERE!!!
– Specific links, dates, and locations for the class should be provided on a handout, as this website may be used by multiple classes around the world at the same time.

Class Discussion:

1.) Introduce yourself: Name & preferred pronouns (if any). 
2.) What is the project you plan to work on during the class? 
3.) What is your greatest fear when it comes to editing? What are you looking forward to? 

Writing a Letter to Fear:

Read A Letter to Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. This is an optional exercise that can be done at home or during class if there is time.

Group Assignments:

1.) This is just a quick exercise to help you get to know your classmates in a fun way. Here is a short story for you to practice your editing skills with in small groups before you start editing your own work: Save My Life. Have everyone read it quietly or have someone read it out loud for the group. Then discuss how you would edit it. Is there any way you can see to improve it? It’s already very short, but are there any unnecessary words? Or maybe crutch words that can be exchanged for something better? What if you could expand the story? Does it make sense to lengthen it and how would you go about doing that?