Craft of Writing

Course Number: C116 /
Category: English Language Arts, Elective /
Credits: 2.5 /
Recommended Grades: 11,12 /
Level: College Prep /
Length: Quarter /
Description: Students increase their academic and creative writing skills by exploring works from various genres including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, responses to literature, and exposition and use these works as models for their own writing. Although the course covers all stages of the writing process, special emphasis is placed on revising and editing. Students write regularly, both in and out of class, and significant class time is spent critiquing each other’s work. Each student completes a major writing assignment that demonstrates his/her growth as a writer.

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