11-12 Advanced Composition

11-12 Advanced Composition  2017-2018

Thursdays, 10:30 – 12:30

Instructor: Ingrid Stassi        ingridstassiatcpc@yahoo.com  or   281-240-9389

Tuition: $600 per year or 10 equal installments of $60

Supply Fee: $30 per year due at registration

Prerequisite: Proficiency with Word processing software. Spreadsheet knowledge is also helpful but not as necessary as Word processing.

Course Description: Advanced Composition is a balance between creative writing and business writing. Students will enhance their creative expression by completing fun and exciting creative writing exercises that stimulate their imagination. Students will advance through the year from writing short stories to novellas, including writing dialogue, developing characters, plots and conflict, summarizing, and revising. Business writing encompasses more advanced types of writing from the business world, such as proposal writing, technical writing and designing documentation, sales letters, memos, resume writing, descriptions, desktop publishing, presentations, and marketing writing. Although essays are not a primary focus of this class, students will write an essay to attach to a college application, using a commonly used admissions prompt. Students learn how to write a proper research paper on a subject of their choosing.

Required Materials:
On Writing Well by William Zinsser

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White

small notebook for word collection

composition notebook for journal writing
a good thesaurus
paper (looseleaf or notebook and printer paper)