Scholars Online Banner

Course: Molding Your Prose

V Molding Your Prose • 2019 listing - for reference only • Grade 7 or above • [Summer course] • Writing Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Bruce McMenomy
* Sections
[Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
Section 1 Instructor: Bruce McMenomy
Classes meet from June 18, 2019 to August 13, 2019
Tuesday 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET
Enrollment Policy: Full Session Only
Tuition: $225.00

* 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
* Recommended background
Any previous writing experience would be helpful.
* Instructor's Notes
"Molding Your Prose" has served as an introductory writing course, and an introduction to Dr. McMenomy's courses for the last twenty-five years. It can be enjoyed at a variety of levels. No materials are required for this course.
V Textbooks and Materials
* There are no textbook or materials currently required for this course.
Check instructor's notes above for additional information, or contact the instructor.

Scholars Online was accredited by AdvancED and the Northwest Accreditation Commission from 2009-2016 and was accepted March 2018 with Candidate Status as a member of MSA-CESS.