EN 311 Creative Writing
U1T 2007 DL
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D. in process, Literature/History, UMKC (ABD)MFA: Creative Writing, University of TexasBA: English, Missouri State University
816-584-6474 (office phone)
Janurary 15 to March 15, 2007
Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft, Janet Burroway.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Creative Final Draft: The Creative Final Draft will be assessed on a scale of 12-0 in five different categories, Character, Setting, Plot, Style and format. A score of 12 is "excellent," a score of 0 is "poor" (see rubric). The final draft is worth a total of 60 points.
2 Drafts: When you turn in a rough and revised drafts, you will receive a full 20 points for submitting them as long as they fulfill page limits.
The creative project must be revised with teacher supervision -- no newly submitted work will be accepted as a final draft. Also, all practice drafts and the final draft must be submitted in Word or Wordperfect, MLA format, which is DOUBLE SPACED with 1" margins, and a working title. Pages must be consecutively numbered.
In-class writing: Over the next 8 weeks, you will post a total of 15 in-class writings. You will receive 4 points for each assignment completed, for a total of 60 points.
Interactive Reading Response and Discussion Log: The interactive reading log requires a total of 8 postings. Each response is worth 10 points, for a total of 80 points. This portion of the class includes discussion of the reading and class participation.
Creative Journal: The Creative Journal requires you submit 8 entries, each worth 10 points for a total of 80 points
Final Exam: worth a total of 20 points
Activity Points Breakdown
Practice draft 1
Practice draft 2
Reading Response and Peer discussion
8 at 10 pts each
15 at 4 pts each
8 at 10 pts each
15 total pts
370 points total
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Learn the Craft
Using metaphor and descriptions
Create a Character
Constructing a Believable and Sympathetic Character
Writing Realistic and Engaging Dialog Adding Crisis, Action and Resolution
Employing Setting as Metaphor
Revise and Edit
Take the Final Exam
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