10 weeks, Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Imagine if writing well were easier and more pleasurable. How much more fruitful and fun would your academic or professional life be if you could write more effectively?
The backbone of this course will be a series of writing assignments—approximately one per class meeting—which will help improve the mechanics, structure, and style of your own writing. We will also spend time developing executive strategies for planning your work, making the most of feedback, summarizing complex ideas, and citing the work of others. We will focus mainly on the essay genre but will also use other genres such as flash-fiction, poetry, and memos as writing prompts.