102年第2學期-0183 文討：生命歷程創寫 課程資訊
|Longer story drafts||40||Late work: Late work is strongly discouraged. I will take a bit off a grade for each day it is late. Please get your work to me on time..|
|Story responses, writing exercises||30||Late work: Late work is strongly discouraged. I will take a bit off a grade for each day it is late. Please get your work to me on time..|
|Attendance and discussion participation.||30|
By the end of the course, students should have achieved the following objectives:
1. A strong comprehension of the works read in class, including themes, characters, settings and plot.
2. An understanding of the techniques, such as sensory detail, dialogue, scene, characterization, point of view, and plot that writers use to create a story
3. The ability to use narrative techniques in creative exercises and “find” a draft of their own short story.
4. The ability to critique, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a draft of a story.
Office HourWednesdays, 12-1 pm and by appointment
Required texts: Course packet with stories, various handouts
Class participation also means being prepared for class—coming to class with your book every time, having read the material and not writing critiques during class. (I always see!) It means contributing at least one idea to class discussions, and hopefully more. It also means contributing comments that will help the writer improve his/her work, not to make fun of them or simply make yourself sound smart. My hope is that our class becomes a writer’s community in which you can get to know each other’s work, help each other improve your work, and learn a little about writing fiction.