I’ve tried to design the assignments for this course to help you define and develop a set of projects you want to work on as a writer.

We will begin with a series of brief writing exercises (x). I’ll next ask you to develop several of those exercises into revisions (rev), which you’ll workshop in your writing group. The next step will be for you to expand and refine three of the pieces you’ve workshopped into graded essays. Finally, I’ll ask you to submit one of those three essays for publication outside this course.

I describe each of these stages of writing in more detail below. The schedule will also give you a sense of the pace of our work together, of how drafts and revisions will come due over the course of the semester.