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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rising Hope, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Writing for Literature

Location: 

Various facilities as authorized by Rising Hope, Inc.

Length: 

45 hours (15 weeks). 

Dates: 

September 2012 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze how poems, short stories, essays, and memoirs are constructed; appraise how writers shape narrative; explore how writing helps people know themselves and the world more deeply; distinguish sentimental writing from mature, engaged, and complex writing; discriminate propaganda from genuine and truthful reporting; examine writing as an agent of change in oneself and the world; apply journal writing as a tool for sustained self-exploration and self-understanding; write poetry, memoirs, essays, and short stories; and rewrite and revise to improve grammar, syntax, and word usage to convey meaning. 

Instruction: 

Instruction is offered via classroom lectures and discussions through which the assigned readings, essays, short stories, poetry, and memoir are analyzed and evaluated. Students make daily and weekly entries in a personal journal, which is added to a portfolio, along with their other writing assignments. Writing for Literature introduces literary and discursive texts. It explores the world of personal experience and socio-political events and the relationship between the two.  Prerequisite: College Writing I.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English, Communications or Writing (9/17). 

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