11-12 Advanced Composition 2017-2018
Thursdays, 10:30 – 12:30
Instructor: Ingrid Stassi firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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)