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Tues/Thurs, 2-350 (Annotated Sample Syllabus) It is sometimes comforting to know that others seem to fail as often and as oddly as we doand it is even more comforting to have such stories told to us with style, the way a writer has found to an individual expression of a personal truth. --Scott Walker, Editor Essays, Memoirs Reflections In this course, you will learn how to translate personal experience and research into effective pieces of creative nonfiction. We will strive to define the term creative nonfiction by reading work across a broad spectrum of content and form, and you will learn how to read these pieces both as a scholar and as writer. We will also delve into the ethical considerations that come into play when writing from real life. Texts Tell it Slant Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction (Second Trade Edition), Miller and Paola The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, Williford and Martone Brevity, an online literary journal HYPERLINK http//www.creativenonfiction.org/brevity/http//www.creativenonfiction.org/brevity/ Several handouts that you will print from Blackboard (you must bring them to class) In this introductory creative nonfiction course, our objectives are to 1)Gain a better understanding of yourself as a writer insight into your process as a writer shortcuts to getting words on paper, and/or a breakthrough in revision methods. Grasp some basic concepts about creative nonfiction what the terms implies, the forms it takes, the craft elements necessary to its success. Refine your grasp of syntax and grammar so that you can write effective prose. Begin thinking about the ethical implications involved when writing about your own life and the lives of others. Learn how to read published nonfiction writers as models for your own work, and learn how to read your colleagues writing with authority, compassion, and insight. Learn how to interact effectively in the group workshop, so that you may develop your own reading/writing groups in college and beyond. Course Requirements Attentive and Active Participation is Vital. You will be allowed TWO absences any more than two absences will adversely affect your class participation grade. You will be expected to actively participate in class discussions and small-group workshops, thoughtfully responding to both assigned texts and your colleagues work. I expect you to complete the assigned reading before each class, coming to class prepared with passages underlined, questions, and comments. In-Class and

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