Editing for Publishing – WRIT 400

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

A study of the materials used in program building of instrumental and coal ensembles in non-traditional worship settings. Evaluation is made of select publishers to investigate musical, audio, video, and software recourses availability with application to contemporary Christian worship ensemble.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course introduces writing students to the fundamentals of editing for publishing original writing for multiple contexts, modalities, and audiences. Students will learn to critically analyze verbal texts and synthesize data in a manner that clearly communicates the intended message to the intended audience, skills essential for understanding our world and impacting it for Christ.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (6)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will engage in peer-discussion related to a variety of writing prompts specifically targeted to hone their writing and analysis of writing. The student is required to submit a thread of 100-200 words in response to the provided prompt listed in the discussion. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to three classmates’ threads, supplying the minimum word count of 100-150 word per post. (CLO: A, B, E)

Discussion Workshops (3)

The student will submit his/her completed Writing Assignments to the Discussion Workshop. Here the student will choose three peers' writing assignments and edit/workshop these creative pieces. The student will upload these back to his/her peers through the Discussion Workshop thread. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Writing Assignments (3)

The student will write three creative pieces that will then be used for the Discussion Workshops and the Workshop Assignments. These writing assignments will represent three different genres: creative essay, fictional scene, and poem. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Workshopping Assignments (3)

This assignment is related to the Discussion Workshops and the Writing Assignments. For this assignment, the student will choose one of their peer workshopped edits (where they edited his/her peers' work) and submit it to the professor for evaluation regarding his/her editorial skills. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Revision Assignment

The student will submit a revision of one of his/her Writing Assignments. Before resubmitting this, the student must address comments provided by professor and peer evaluations/workshops. (CLO: B, C, D, E)