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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
English (ENGL)
Readings in Creative Writing
Readings in Creative Writing
Fall 2016
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Thomas Mallon, Jennifer Chang
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Intensive reading of one to three texts selected by the instructor with the goal of learning to read as a writer and developing close reading skills. Authors and texts vary. May be repeated for credit provided course coverage differs.
Over the course of the term students will: 1. Learn to read critically, as a writer reads, with a keen, discerning eye. 2. Consider how the choices other writers have already made might affect the choices you're making in your own prose. How do you know if your work is original if you aren't full aware of the work that's already been done in your genre? 3. Understand the difference between plagiarism and writing work that's inspired by masters of your genre.
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This is the only course focusing on how to read as a creative writer.
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CCAS - GCR: Humanities
An updated syllabus is now available with all elements. This is a required course for the new CW major.
gharris (Sun, 27 Sep 2015 14:28:33 GMT): Rollback: Two syllabi are attached, but neither contains all items required for all syllabi. Please provide a single syllabus for the course that includes: 1) Bulletin description of the course; 2) course prerequisites, if any; 3) learning objectives that state descriptions of behaviors or skills that students will be able to demonstrate at the end of the class or unit; 4) required textbooks or other materials; 5) schedule of topics to be presented (this item currently comprises the entire syllabus); 6) description of assignments and other course assessments that delineate how student performance will be evaluated; 7) statement of the religious holiday policy 8) statement regarding support for students outside the classroom and policies; and 9) reference to the GW Academic Integrity Code.
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