Twice per week
over 12 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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We will meet twice a week for twelve weeks. The first meeting will be a multimedia lecture, discussion of a specific aspect of creative writing and/or the work of famous writers from the past and present. The weekly writing challenge will be assigned in this first meeting and will be based on the lecture. The second meeting will be 3-4 four days later for the purpose of participating in peer-review and discussion of completed assignments.
Students will learn several key elements: how to read and analyze creative writing, how to think like a writer, the invention of ideas tools of the writer, the process of creative writing, how to peer-review in constructive and meaningful ways, and most importantly how to express themselves creatively in the medium of creative writing. Some of the types of writing we will cover are, but not limited to: Autobiographical Essay Fables Fairy Tales Poetry Short Stories Children's Stories Descriptive Writing Song Lyrics Theater
There will be a weekly assignment (with two parts) to be completed outside of the classroom. The assignment will be exhibited and reviewed in the following meeting. The first part of the assignment involves reading an assigned story/poem/article followed by an exploration of those concepts/themes that were discussed. The second part of the assignment will be to create your own piece of creative writing using the same concept/theme. There will also be a final assignment which will be longer and be weighted more in the final average. There will be a few short quizzes to ensure important vocabulary, grammar rules, and other tips are committed to memory.
The Student will also need standard supplies and will be required to keep a journal of their process as a growing writer and creator. There will be many in-class writing assignments so please come prepared with working writing utensils and lots of paper with which to write.
The learner will assess their progress in three ways: peer-review; self-review; and instructor review. Assignments will often repeat every few weeks to allow for additional opportunities to deepen their understanding and to practice the writing techniques discussed in class.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
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