Writing from Life

Spring 2022
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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This online class offers support in writing that serves two distinct groups of students: those student considering earning additional credit for knowledge and experience through Evergreen's Prior Learning from Experience program, and students who are looking to build their skills in creative and effective writing. These are the two course sections:

Prior Learning from Experience Prerequisite: CRN 30221  Students will have the chance to kick-start or accelerate, a college career by documenting professional and/or community-based experience. With significant support, they will learn to write essays that show the "college equivalent learning" gained through professional and/or community-based work. Students headed toward Prior Learning from Experience will receive significant faculty support, both one-on-one, and in Zoom-based classes. For more information on this section, contact Eirik Steinhoff at steinhoe@evergreen.edu. This path to Prior Learning from Experience is a great way to speed time to degree and to build a meaningful documentation of your professional work and other college equivalent experience. For more information, including a short video, see http://www.evergreen.edu/ple  

Creative and Effective Writing: CRN 30220 These students will concentrate on autobiography, essays, and their own chosen kind of writing. They will participate with all students in reading and seminars on texts and essays, as well as writing workshops. Students in this section should have basic college-level writing experience and be capable of working on a highly independent and small group basis. Creative and Effective Writing students will choose their own topics and writing formats (genres) for writing assignments, and will also engage in assigned writing exercises. Critique group will be an invaluable part of the course experience.

Please sign up under the appropriate section and course number for either Prior Learning from Experience or Creative and Effective Writing.

This class will be taught remotely, which means we will use Zoom and Canvas. Even if we are working remotely, we will work to be an engaged learning community, Evergreen style. You will have the chance to talk with your peers in class in both large and small groups; you can meet groups of students on Zoom outside of class, and you will always have the opportunity to meet with me (Nancy) in individual face-to-face Zoom sessions.

To successfully participate in this program, students will need internet access. Students can expect our remote teaching to be around 4 hours of synchronous (scheduled) coursework per week, using Zoom and Canvas. Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous (in person or remote) participation if conditions require.


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Fr - Sr (4): 30220
Fr - Sr (4): 30221

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