Title: Creative Writing
Credits: .25; .33; .5
Instructor: Susie Evans
text or call: (651) 270-3266
This course is intended for students who have an undeniable interest in learning to write poetry, description, and narration for an audience of both peers and the public. It includes a rigorous study of the qualities of good writing, including figurative language, content, focus, organization, and style as well as the reading and interpretation of various types of poetry, fiction and non-fiction that are considered models of good writing.
Course Goals and Objectives:
Required books and/or educational materials:
All materials are online
Final Exam (date, time and location if one is scheduled):
Extra Credit Options if Available:
No extra credit is available. The opportunity to redo assignments can be requested.
Assessment of Student Work
Steady continual progress is imperative for the successful completion of an online course. Regular activity, discussion board participation, and email notifications are required. Students not in regular contact with instructor/classmates will be warned. Subsequent warnings will involve parent/counselor notification. Inactivity for 15 days without contact with the program will result in withdrawal from the course.
If you are taking the full credit 770 points total:
If you are taking this for a term and see (TA, TB, TC) you need to complete 2/3 of the Moodle work or 508 points.
If you are making up a Quarter Credit and see (QA, QB,QC, QD) you need to complete 1/2 of the Moodle work or 385 points.
Policy for Missed Exams and Late Assignments:
Minnesota Academic Standards Alignment
Briefly list state academic graduation standards met in the core course (social studies, science, mathematics, language arts)
II.C. The student will apply standard English conventions when writing.
ELA.11.7.2 2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
ELA.11.7.3 3. Write narratives and other creative texts to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
ELA.11.7.4 4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
ELA.11.7.5 5. Use a writing process to develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, drafting, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
ELA.11.7.6 6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
ELA.11.7.7 7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
ELA.11.7.8 8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
ELA.11.7.9 9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
ELA.11.7.10 10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Course Instructor and Communications
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