The class was split into four groups of 4. My group was all guys that I get along with. I felt confident that we could get this done in no time; we started to work together, and wrote until the end of class.
The next day during lunch, one of my friends from my group said Mr. Fitz had deleted the paper by accident. Since I was outside, I screamed in mock rage. But my friend told me he had said he “might have deleted it, but wasn’t sure.” I saw a little light at the end of the tunnel and kept my cool.
At a study hall, I looked on “Quip,” and the Literary Analysis was still there. I was ecstatic. I started to write the part that I was assigned to write, the Head and Heart. I put my head and heart on the paper and didn’t look at it for the rest of the day. I went to English the next day, looked at the Literary Analysis, and the Get On or Get Out didn’t seem to fit. I talked to my friend that had written it; he said he had spent 45 minutes on the Analysis. I look back and found at least some of that time had been spent on edits to the completed sections!
I suppose this is the learning from this particular assignment. No two people write the same, so trying to collaborate on one analysis in a way that still makes sense takes a lot of work! I think the final product will still be pretty darn good, but I’ll have to wait until the Get In and Get Out has been rewritten.