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Creative Non-Fiction Writing

ENGL 135.303
instructor(s):
M 2-5

What makes good nonfiction writing? How can a skilled writer make even the most mundane subject interesting to the average reader? We will explore voice, style, diction, research, point of view, form, interviewing techniques, use of quotations -- in short, every element that is part of a well-written essay. Students will work in several nonfiction forms, in cluding reviews, feature stories, profiles, personal essays, and op-ed pi eces, and will analyze and evaluate each other's pieces as well as the work of journalists and authors appearing in anthologies, current magazines, and newspapers.