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course material

Follow My Blog

 My website

Where to Get Published: click here

Poets and Writers Magazine: list of places to get published

 

GRADE SCALE


 


398R

SYLLABUS:  FALL 2015

 

CANVAS STUFF:

 

GRADING RUBRICS:

Grading Rubric 

Grading Rubric II

Participation Rubric

Learning Outcomes, PWP

RUBRIC FOR END OF SEMESTER:  Portfolio Checklist

 

ASSIGNMENT SHEETS AND HANDOUTS: 

Reflective Writing

 

Assignment Sheets for all other writing assignments

 

Publisher Analysis Samples

 

Query Letter Samples

 

GENERAL INFORMATION: 

Places to use your blurb/pitch:

  • as part of a proposal for a publisher
  • for your e-books online sales page on Amazon, Kobo, B&N etc.
  • as content for your website page or your blogs’ “About” page
  • for your submission for a contest
  • for your application as a “Writer in Residency”
  • editors or journalists need a blurb for an article on you and your book
  • as your book blurb for the person introducing you in an interview or a writers’ panel

GETTING A JOB

ASJA, AWP:  join an org

 

USING SOURCES/ADDING SOURCES TO CREATIVE NONFICTION:

 

AUDIENCE:

 

LAB EXERCISES:

  • Line Editing:  fixing sentences

 confused sentences    tight writing  passive voice  clarity

grammar, rough

grammar: top 20 errors

grammar: top 20 errors, for big screen

grammar, fixed

 nominalizations      nominalizations revised

Search and Destroy

STYLE: Creating Mature, Professional-Level sentences

  •  Global Editing Fixing Content

  costco,   costco final   sammy'ssammy revised   clinton rough,   ely rough,   ely revised,    ely extra     mona lisa roughmona lisa rufmona lisa edited,     techno essay revised       student essay: technoskeptic  aol     aol.368   

aol.398.2014

student essay: airforce

writing exercise #1

Liz Fixen's collection of Style Exercises

 

newsletter exercise

aol ruf

Zinsser Chapt. 16

 

READINGS:

The 4th State of Matter

Slouching Toward Bethlehem:  Joan Didion

Fun essay from Amy Poehler

The Wire:  Life in Baltimore

Andre Dubus, Railroad Sketches

James Frey, Notes to Reader

Robbed in PG County:  blogs

Robbed in PG County:  story

Jim Brady

Jarhead links:  map

Didion/Greene -- style

Forever War/XX Files discussion

Video, The Kiss, Still on the Couch

Prague--student paper

memoir worksheet:  Karr/Walls

The Chase, Annie Dillard

Didion: Slouching Worksheet

For more readings, go to helpful links at top of the page.

 

DOCUMENT DESIGN:

Document design:  fonts   cover letter specs    cover letter

professional manuscript format

 

 

Craigslit --Fun Narrative

 


Election: understanding data

Evaluating web sites

 

 

 _________________________

Writer's Center

Schedule/Syllabus

Zinsser: On Writing Well

What IS Narrative Nonfction?

Elements of Narrative Nonfiction

 

AUDIENCE:

 

Query Letters

Getting Published

Where to Get Published: click here

Poets and Writers Magazine: list of places to get published

 

Readings for Class Discussion

Top 10 Modern Love Essays

Video, The Kiss, Still on the Couch

Bob Greene:  Didion/Greene -- style

The Chase, Annie Dillard

Fun essay from Amy Poehler

A LIVES essay

A series of short pieces, some bettter than others:  Follow My Blog

Cowbird:  A website dedicated to short pieces

 

Writing Prompts


DOCUMENT DESIGN:

Document design:  fonts   cover letter specs    cover letter

professional manuscript format 

 

Adding Sources

 



 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Syllabus

Rubric

Topic ideas

Troubled Topic Ideas

Topic Approval Formand Outline

Professional Writing  

Signal phrases:  how to add sources using "professional" style

dialogue 

Zinsser, Chap 8

Video:  Audience

Beginnings and Endings

 

 

391 Assignment Sheets
All Assignments, click here   orals      

391 Student Sample Papers

 award-winning sample papers

Progress Reports 

Progress Report 

Progress Report:  Proposal Paper

Progress report. Summer.

 

Labs 

  • Line Editing:  fixing sentences

 confused sentences    tight writing  passive voice  clarity

grammar, rough

grammar: top 20 errors

grammar: top 20 errors, for big screen

grammar, fixed

 nominalizations      nominalizations revised

Search and Destroy

STYLE: Creating Mature, Professional-Level sentences

sentence snarls

use commas correctly

fixing sentences/punctuation

 Commas

  • Global Editing:

aol ruf

Zinsser Chapt. 16

student sentences

classical argument structure

 

 

AUDIENCE:

 

DOCUMENT DESIGN:

Document design:  fonts   cover letter specs    cover letter  

cover letter for proposal projects

 

GETTING A JOB

ASJA, AWP:  join an org