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Course: Molding Your Prose

V Molding Your Prose • Offering for 2017 • Grade 7 or above • [Summer course] • Writing Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Bruce McMenomy
* Sections
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Section 1 Instructor: Bruce McMenomy
Classes meet from June 12, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Tuesday 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET
Enrollment Policy: Full Summer Term
Tuition: $200.00

* Website
There is currently no teacher website for this course.
* Description
This course fosters familiarity with the writing process by asking the student to write a sequence of exercises based on the same basic narrative material. Along the way, students learn that written material does not steer itself: it can be adapted almost infinitely to a variety of forms and requirements. In this respect, it is an introduction to both other writing courses and to literary study.
* Meetings
This course meets once a week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
At the beginning of the summer, each student chooses a simple story, like a fairy tale or a classic fable. Each week throughout the course, he or she rewrites the story according to a different set of criteria, and posts it to the bulletin board for the course. Students are assigned one other student's story each week to review for the next week's discussion in class, on a round-robin basis so that, over the course of the summer, most students have reviewed most other students' work.
* Prerequisites
None
* Recommended background
Any previous writing experience would be helpful, though advanced writers might profit more from another course in the "Molding Your..." sequence
* Instructor's Notes
"Molding Your Prose" has served as an introductory writing course, and an introduction to Dr. McMenomy's courses for the last fifteen years. No materials are required for this course.
V Textbooks and Materials
* There are no textbook or materials currently required for this course.
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