This course is designed for the hidden writer, for the student who has grown tired of trying to add meaning and metaphor to an essay or paragraph. Beginning with a historical perspective, this class will explore how writing technologies (from paper and quill to blogs and wikis) have changed what it means to be a writer. From there, we will take on a series of writing projects: Holley Portraits, newsletters, blogs, directions, cookbooks, emails, presentations for senior projects. This list of writing continues that all students and professionals complete daily, often in more than one medium. Like a scientist testing out hypotheses, we will observe, construct, research, and combine our efforts towards a final project. The creation of a self-selected project is just the beginning of this real-world communication course over winter term.
Course Website: http://realworldcommunication.weebly.com/
A ½ credit inEnglish can be earned.
Instructors: Ms. Firestone, English and Mrs. Dymond, Director of Learning Commons
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