Poetry Workshop – WRIT 651

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 11/02/2021

Course Description

A poetry writing workshop designed for the revision and publication of a chosen piece or collection of poetry.

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


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.

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.


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

Discussion: Writing Workshops (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 Assignments (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 Notes Assignment (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.