ENG-623: Intermediate Independent Writing and Reading in Creative Writing

12 credit hours

After successfully participating in the ENG-622 residency, students begin ENG-623 Intermediate Independent Writing and Reading in Creative Writing. The student and assigned mentor create an Independent Study Plan, which includes five extensive assignments of original creative writing, an individualized reading list, and short critical essays. During the independent study, students in every genre submit five packets to their mentors, at scheduled intervals, containing a cover letter, a specified amount of material that includes new and revised work, and short critical essays. The mentor replies to each student’s packet on an individual basis. Students submit midsession and end-of-independent-study evaluations and a cumulative bibliography of books and scripts read. If ENG-623 is taken by a MAW student, the coursework culminates with a chapbook-length manuscript with a critical introduction. Prerequisites: ENG-622 and permission of Program Director or Associate Program Director.

Prerequisite courses: ENG-622 and permission of Program Director or Associate Program Director