CREATIVE WRITING 11

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I. Course Description:

The course aims to develop practical and creative skills in reading and writing; introduce students to the fundamental techniques of writing fiction, poetry, and drama; and discuss the use of such techniques by well-known authors in a variety of genres. Each class will be devoted to the examination of techniques and to the workshop of students’ drafts toward the enrichment of their manuscripts. Students learn how to combine inspiration and revision, and to develop a sense of form.

II. Course Objectives:

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

  • Identify the various elements, techniques, and literary devices in various modes of poetry, fiction, and drama.
  • Produce poems, short story, and script for one-act play applying the various elements, techniques, and literary devices.
  • Create an online portfolio of the outputs produced, applying ICT skills or any appropriate multimedia forms.

III. Course Requirements:

  1. Online Portfolio
  2. Performance Tasks
  3. Facebook Group/Page

IV. Criteria for Evaluation

Written Works…………………………………………………………….…25%

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

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

TOTAL = 100%

V. References:

Ackerman, Diane. A Natural History of the Senses. NY: Vintage Books, 1991.

Morley, David. The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing. NY: Cambridge U Press, 2007.

Barraquio et al. “Smart Writing – An Essential Guide to College Composition.” Quezon City: C&E Publishing Inc. 2010.

Eusebio-Abad, Heidi Emily. “Creative Writing Without the Pain of Grammar: A Sourcebook for CW 10.” Journal of English Studies and Comparative Literature. Vol. 9. No. 1 (2006).

Arp, Thomas. Perrine’s Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry. 9 th ed. Orlando: Harcourt, 1997.

Kennedy, X. J. and Gioia, Dana, eds. An Introduction to Fiction. 7 th ed. NY: Longman, 1999.

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