Creative Writing Workshop – WRIT 490

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 03/24/2022

Course Description

This course is designed for the production and revision of a chosen creative piece.

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


Workshop courses allow students to take their previously written work and propose them to peer and faculty audiences for critique. In the long run, such work-shopping hones the students' ability to write and it makes the written product stronger.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Create a creatively written product.
  2. Evaluate the creative work of peers.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to edit creative works.

Course Assignment

Textbook Readings & Presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussion: Skill Review (3)

Students will post their discussions on editing, perspective, and motives of writing and respond to one another. (MLO: B).

Discussion: Workshops (5)

Workshop Discussions will allow the student to refine his/her draft through peer critique. The student will paste his/her appropriate draft into the discussion.  He/she will then critique two different classmate drafts offering suggestions.  At the end of this review with the full-text of the classmates work in the discussions, the student will write a summation of his/her assessment of the strong and weak components of the submission reviewed. (MLO: B).

First Draft Assignment

Students will submit a first draft of their work for instructor feedback and approval.  (MLO: B).

Outline Assignment

Students will create an outline of the writing they will present in the writing workshops. As this is an outline it is a living document and can be updated. Only one version of this document will be submitted  (MLO: A).

Notes Workshop Assignments (4)

Students will compile notes about their writing process in a weekly journal activity. Students will answer questions found within the instructions. The student will use this journal to reflect on readings and writings. This is completed weekly in conjunction with the Writing Selection Assignments. (MLO: C).

Workshop: Second Draft Submission Assignment

After implementing feedback and suggestions from classmates, students will submit a revised version of their workshopped piece (MLO: C).

Reflection and Final Draft Assignment

The student will present his or her final project as the culmination of his or her workshopping and creative writing. (MLO: A)