CREATIVE NON-FICTION 11

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Course Description:

Focusing on formal elements and writing techniques, including autobiography and blogging, among others, the subject introduces the students to the reading and writing of Creative Nonfiction as a literary form. The subject develops in students the skills in reading, and thinking critically and creatively, that will help them to be imaginative readers and writers.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the semester, the students should be able to:

  • understand the literary conventions that govern the different genres. (e.g., narrative convention of fiction, etc.);
  • understand the delineation between creative and the nonfictional elements of creative nonfictional text;
  • understand the distinction between and among creative nonfiction types and forms;
  • understand that mastery of the basic forms, types, techniques and devices of creative nonfiction enables him/her to effectively critique and write creative nonfiction;
  • write an interesting and engaging creative nonfiction.

Course Requirements:

Creative nonfiction writing exercises

Performance Tasks

Academic Performance Evaluation System:

Written Work …………………………………………………………….. 25 %

Quarterly Assessment…..…………………………….……………..…  30 %

Performance Tasks …………………………………………………….  45 %

Total ……………………………………………………….…………….  100 %

References:

Mazzeo, P., 2012. Writing Creative Nonfiction. Virginia: The Great Courses, pp.1-175.

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