Creative Writing Syllabus Gavilan College Fall 2009 Karen Warren
Eng. 9A: This course includes the writing, reading, and critical discussions of various forms of poetry & fiction.
9B: This is a continuation of Eng. 9A with the emphasis shifting to publication and non-fiction writing.
9C: This course continues the writing and reading of poetry.
What I want to share with you in this class:
Learning Outcomes: What you can expect to learn in this class:
Regular attendance and active participation, plus keeping up-to-date on the reading.
Mid-term and final portfolio of writings
Presentation on an author
To encourage the risk-taking and experimentation beginning writers must undertake, I will approach grading primarily based on course participation and tasks completed rather than a subjective assessment of your work.
90-100%=A, 88-89% = B+, 80-87%=B, 78-79%=C+, 70-77%=C, 60-69%=D (Possible 500 points)
Midterm & final portfolio = total of 300
Project = 50 points
Presentation = 50 points
Class participation = 50 points
Journal = 50 points
Formatting your writing
Writing for draft workshops and portfolios
All submissions should have an original title, your name, date, page numbers, and one-inch margins.
If you are including another person’s words or ideas in your essay, it must be properly cited or you risk being expelled from the college for plagiarism.If you have any questions about how to format or make citations, see the assistants in the Writing Center or ask me for help.
Suggested Supplies:access to a computer, disc or flash drive for saving documents, 3-ring binder for class handouts, highlighter, notebooks for in-class writing, journal, and a manila folder or binder for submitting your portfolio
Help for Writers: The Writing Center
The Writing Center, in Library 120, serves the campus community by fostering, celebrating and encouraging writers and the varied and multiple purposes and audiences that writing serves.
Specially trained student Writing Assistants offer free one-on-one consultations about all kinds of writing on a drop-in and by appointment basis. In the center you can also find computers and printers.
The center is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (closed Mondays 2:30-3:35 p.m.)
Students requiring special services or arrangements because of hearing, visual, or other disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disabled Student Services Office.
Click here for a link to our online component
Office hours: MW 9-9:30 & 2-2:30; TTh 9-10 & 1-1:30, & by arrangement
Course: Eng. 9A Sect. 10229, 9B 10231, 9C 10233; SS216 11:20-12:40 T Th
Tues., Dec. 15,
1) Addonizio, Kim & Dorianne Laux. The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. Publisher: Norton. ISBN 0-393-31654-8
2) Ed. Gioia, Dana & R. S. Gwynn. The Art of the Short Story. Publisher: Pearson/Longman. ISBN 0-321-33722-0
3) Zinsser, William. On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction. (30th Anniversary edition). Publisher: Harper & Row. ISBN: 9780060891541; ISBN10: 0060891548 (an earlier edition of this book would be fine)
Eligible for English 1A