Wednesday, September 01, 2010

First columns due Tuesday on the 'first week of school'

SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA - The columnistas of CSU, Sacramento's column writing class have their first writing assignment ahead: write a 500-650 word column on their experiences of the first week of school.

Only a few people groaned when that turned out to be their assignment. It could have been a lot worse. I was pondering having them write about the Tea Party, or Sarah Palin, or even the new Arizona immigration law that has so many knickers in a twist.

After turning in this column, the class will be churning out one or two columns per week, one assigned, the other on their specialty area.

The specialties students talked about Wednesday included close looks at college life, clothing fashions, restaurant and food reviews, and soccer.  One columnist wants to write about art and design.

And the entire class swears they will make their deadlines.


column deadline