Writing and Imagination

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Writing and Imagination
Writing Course
Course CodeWRIT
Year Opened1985
Sites OfferedALE, CGV, GIL, HKY, LOS, SAN, SPE, SRF
Previously OfferedBDA, BTH, CAL, CHS, EST, LOU, MBU, NLD, NUE, NRS, OMS, PAL, SAN, SCZ, SHD, STP, WIN, WLA
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Course Description

From the CTY Course Catalog (1997):

Writing is an act of imagination; it builds from the raw materials of life experience and encounters with language. Students in this course explore writing in a variety of genres, from poems and short stories to essays and articles. Reading, writing and discussion of these forms are the primary activities. Students are encouraged to approach all writing as an art and to discover the processes and techniques that writers in all genres share. For example, students learn strategies for generating ideas and study the concept and techniques of point of view.

Students receive detailed feedback on their writing from the instructor and their peers, and revision is emphasized. The goal is to help students develop greater writing confidence while gaining insight into their own creativity.