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

12 credit hours

After successfully participating in the ENG622 residency, students begin ENG623 Intermediate Independent Writing and Reading. 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 writing assignments. During the independent study, students 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 critical writing assignments. The mentor replies to each student’s packet on an individual basis. Students submit midsession and end-of-session evaluations and an updated student curriculum vitae, which includes a bibliography of books and scripts read. If ENG623 is taken by a MAW student, the coursework culminates with a chapbook-length manuscript of original creative writing with a critical introduction.

Prerequisites: ENG-622 or equivalent and permission of Chair or Associate Programs Director.