Writing Beyond the Basics

Summer 2014 quarter

Taught by

law, creative writing, literature

This class will focus on enhancing writing skills needed for communicating with academic and popular audiences. During the first session, students will study the art of composition, with an emphasis on improving writing projects typically associated with the effective dissemination of community resource materials, manuals, position papers, etc. Students will study the art of effective and accurate editing. Regarding the latter, students will edit an unedited version of a journal entry that is part of a novel – written by the Instructor – and published by the University of Hawai’i Press.

During the second session, students will shift their focus to creative writing. They will create a credible protagonist, do a variety of effective creative writing exercises, and hold weekly readings of their work.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

communications, journalism, editing, and a variety of fields requiring good writing skills

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day

Advertised schedule: 12-4p Tue/Thu at Tacoma


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning: No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional for students.

Registration Information

Credits: 4, 8 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 15


Course Reference Numbers

Full Session (8 credits): 40149
First Session (4 credits): 40150
Second Session (4 credits): 40151

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