Writing for Young Adults

Course Description

Two-month advanced writing workshop for students interested in writing for younger audiences. Students will write original works for young adult audiences and survey the history of young adult literature with an emphasis on learning the craft of writing for young adult audiences.

Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate the specific elements of successful writing for various age groups
  • Distinguish age-appropriate narrative structures and vocabulary
  • Evaluate different genres for young adults (including science fiction, fantasy, etc.)
  • Write age-appropriate literature that is identifiable by contemporary standards of young adult writing.

Requirements

andlt;pandgt;The following are suggested course requirements for meeting the course learning outcomes:andlt;br /andgt;Weekly reading and reading response journals, along with threaded discussions focusing specifically on craft and aesthetics in assigned readingandlt;br /andgt;Weekly creative writing workshops, with threaded discussions allowing for peer critique and feedbackandlt;br /andgt;A final creative portfolio, with both original drafts and revised draftsandlt;/pandgt;

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