CREATIVE WRITING students will improve their skills as writers by completing units on short stories, poetry, and drama. As you write, you will be asked to share your material with other students in the class, and use feedback from others to aid you in revision and review of your work. The course will culminate in the submission of an original portfolio, featuring works in a number of different writing styles and forms. In addition to writing, you will be asked to read and respond to assignments completed by your fellow students. By posting and responding to each others’ work, you will create a virtual “writing circle,” getting and giving constructive criticism to each other on your writing assignments.
**Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. (3 credits) A prerequisite means students are not allowed to take this course unless they have successfully completed English 111 and English 112. The only exceptions will be students who have successfully completed English 111, enrolled in English 112, and receive division approval from the community college. Parents and/or students should speak to their school’s guidance counselor make sure qualifications have been met.
No textbook required
David S. Burns has a B.S. in Theatre and an M.S. in English from Radford University, where he also worked for two years under a graduate teaching fellowship. Since 2004, he has been an instructor at Northwood High School in Saltville, Virginia. During that time, he has taught English 9, 10, and...