Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Personal and Exploratory Writing
Course: ENG217

First Term: 2005 Spring
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Using writing to explore one`s self and the world one lives in; emphasis on journal writing as a source and inspiration for public writing

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Use personal and/or academic journal entries as sources for public writing. (I)
2. Use writing to explore one`s thoughts, feelings, opinions, observations and personal experience. (I, II, III)
3. Use writing to enhance critical, analytical, and creative thinking skills in examining ideas and issues. (I, II, III)
4. Use drafting, revising, and editing strategies to develop ideas from the journal into public writing. (I, II, III)
5. Give, receive, evaluate, and apply feedback to revise personal writing. (I, II, III)
6. Integrate research material into personal and public writing. (I, II, III)
7. Effectively integrate resource material into academic exposition. (I-III)
8. Write competent non-fiction prose as demonstrated in 4-6 substantial papers of 1000 words each. (I-III)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Journal Writing
   A. Types and purposes of journals
   B. Personal experience and insight
   C. Reading autobiography and biography
   D. Moving from private writing to public writing
II. Writing Creative Nonfiction
   A. Finding significant ideas, issues, and themes
   B. Discovering Form
   C. Drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading
   D. Publishing
III. Incorporating Research Information into Creative Nonfiction
   A. Sources of information and research methods
      1. Print-based
      2. Electronic and online
      3. Living sources: interviewing techniques
   B. Integrating outside sources into personal writing
   C. Drafting, revising, and editing
   D. Publishing
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  2/22/2005

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