Fiction Workshop – WRIT 650

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course is a fiction writing workshop designed for the revision and publication of a chosen work of fiction.

Prerequisites 

WRIT 610

Rationale

Workshop courses allow students to take their 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.
  4. Support choices on writing and rewriting.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussion

The discussion is a collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt. 

Group Discussions: Writing Workshop (6)

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 board.  He/she will then critique all of the group members drafts offering line-by-line suggestions.  At the end of this line-by-line 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.

Writing Selection Outline Assignment (6)

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 though.

Writing Selection Assignments (6)

Students will submit 750-800 new words weekly to their group and instructor for work-shopping. This work will be sequential, meaning that each week's work is a continuation of the previous week's writing.

Writing Notes Assignments (6)

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.

Writing Reflection Assignment

Students will write a 500-750 word reflection paper at the end of the course exploring their reading and writing throughout the course. Prompts for questions to explore are found within the instructions.

Portfolio Assignment

The student will submit the culmination of their writing in a single document. This will show the writing in the intended form as it would look when submitting to a publisher.