ENG-614: Extended Introductory Independent Writing and Reading in Creative Writing—I
After successfully participating in the ENG-612 residency, students wishing to extend their independent study
over two semesters begin ENG-614: Extended Introductory Independent Writing and Reading in Creative
Writing-I, the first part of the introductory independent study. The student and assigned mentor create an
Independent Study Plan, which includes extensive assignments of original creative writing, an individualized
reading list, and short critical writing assignments to be completed in ENG-614 and ENG-615, the second part
of the independent study. The student typically studies with the same mentor for ENG-614 and ENG-615.
During ENG-614, students submit packets to their mentors, at scheduled intervals, containing a specified
amount of material that includes new and revised work, and critical writing assignments. The mentor replies to
each student packet on an individual basis, providing critique and instruction to the student in a written or
recorded response. Students submit other assignments throughout the course, including evaluations and a
student curriculum vitae, which includes a bibliography of books and/or scripts read. After completion of ENG-
614, students enter ENG-615 to finish the second part of their Introductory independent study.
Prerequisites: ENG-612 or equivalent and permission of Chair or Associate Programs Director