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English: Writing Workshop

ENGS 096 WQ3 (CRN: 15293)

2 Credit Hours

About ENGS 096 WQ3

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Winter Session Online Course: 12/26/16 - 1/13/17; Open to both CDE and Degree students; This course may or may not fulfill degree requirements for UVM students. Please consult with your Dean's Office if you have any questions about applicability of winter session courses toward graduation requirements

Section Description

Course Description: This online writing workshop will challenge you to stretch your imagination. You will focus on usage of diction and syntax to make creative connections in the process of writing for multiple purposes—in three genres (creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry)—while paying close attention to audience and point of view. Course Objectives: To discover the essence of and your own aptitude in the craft of writing To expand, improve, and refine your writing skills and mechanics To learn the power and necessity of revision—and surprise To hone editorial skills in offering valuable feedback to peer writers To master invention and revision at all stages of the writing process To synthesize approaches to writing so that each nourishes the other To attain confidence in your ongoing potential as a writer

Section Expectation

One poem, and choice of one piece of fiction or creative nonfiction (with multiple revisions) Multiple “Warm-up exercises” and “Writing process” activities for all three genres Three daily responses in your online Writer’s Notebook Responses to readings and active, prompt participation in Writing Discussions Dynamic involvement in online group peer-response workshops


Writing Pieces (2): Poem 10%; Short Fiction or Creative Nonfiction 20% Writing Processes/Workshop Activities (3): Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction 30% Writer’s Notebook Entries, three/day 20% Peer Editing Workshop Involvement 10% Responses to Readings and Writing Discussions 10%




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