Besides our drawings in class, we have to keep a sketch book.
We have to draw pencils every which way. Right now these are basically conture drawings.
We will draw pencils in this sketch book all semester. They can be with something or on their own, they can be broken, hanging, whatever. She told us the reason for "pencils" is because everybody always has trouble coming up with subject matter. (therefore not getting their assignment complete)This way no matter what, you will always have something to draw. If you want to draw something else, just make sure the pencil is in there somewhere.
I haven't added anything to mine yet, but I will.