Composition
Composition
- Writer's Workshop
Tue. 2nd. Period Mark Lewis
Keywords:
Culture, Discussion, Extensive Reading, Film, Grammar, Intensive Reading, Listening, Literature, Speaking, Writing

This course is conducted in the style of a writer's workshop. Students will have the chance to write a series of essays, and to receive essential feedback on how to improve their writing. Students will write a lot in English, and speak a lot in English, each week. Students write about 7 formal essays in the course of a semester. We will also read a number of pubished short stories as models of good writing.


Students in this workshop will become proficient in writing in English in a variety of styles, moving from the personal narrative to analytical writing. Each semester writing topics vary, but in the past students have written restaurant reviews, as well as engaging narratives about family life and traveling abroad. Students learn guidelines for essay writing, which meet standards for publishing as outlined by the Modern Language Association. Students will also learn how to talk about writing, as they analyze and discuss the writing of others in the class.


Attendance: 40%
Assignments/ Reading Quizzes: 60%


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Class Introduction

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Final writer's workshop


Please attend class with a positive attitude, an engaged sense of humor, and a willingness to help others in the writing process. You will also need a thin notebook for informal writing done each week.  This class is not about academic research writing, and only level B students will be allowed to take this class. Class size is limited to 20 students.