ENG-514: Introductory Residency in Professional Writing
The majority of instruction for this course takes place during the intensive residency; however, the course also requires students to complete significant pre-assignments before arriving at residency: students submit writing to be discussed during the residency Workshop and read and respond to the materials in the Workshop Booklet, including all texts assigned by the Faculty Workshop Leader.
Workshop instruction and discussion focus on fundamentals of Professional Writing which may include consideration of audience, persuasive technique, grammar concerns for professional writers, and research methods. In addition, students read all other assigned texts, including books and/or scripts in common. Students view films, when required. Students are also required to view online orientation sessions and/or participate in virtual orientations and introductory curriculum sessions. Before residency, students are assigned to participate in a Workshop facilitated by a faculty workshop leader. In residency Workshop, students are expected to be open to the comments of faculty and students, to provide comments on the work of other students, and to participate in any other assignments presented by Workshop faculty. In addition to Workshop, students attend required lectures, conferences, and readings, and participate in cross-genre and/or interrelatedness-of-the-arts activities. Students submit residency reports and a Workshop evaluation.