Learn to assess, appreciate, embrace and/or value the uniqueness of your own creative endeavors, as well as those of others. By the end of this course, if students apply the tools and strategies in this course, students will:
This course is designed to help you explore writing as craft and vocation. You should be able to apply concepts learned in this course to print media including magazines, books, and web writing.
Specifically, we will use a combination of online sources (on news, grammar, style, editing, readings, and course-related experiences), writing exercises, and online discussion to understand the ideas and concepts introduced through readings.
Learning Activities Purpose
The class is a writing workshop and a discussion seminar on creative fictional work. Students study and discuss the tools an author uses for concise and creative works: 1) strategies for making every word, every sentence, and every paragraph have meaning; 2) clarity, economy, originality, and persuasion; 3) ways of building and organizing stories; 4) routines beneficial for productive writing.
Assessment for Certificate of Completion