Eng 309 Writing for Children and Young Adults

Course Description:

Prerequisite:ENG 100 & a 100-or 200-level Literature Course

This course takes a workshop approach and covers the process of writing for children and young adults, form birthing new ideas through exercises, to developing concepts into age-appropriate literary forms, to writing, critiquing, and revising fron editorial suggestions. Students will also learn how the children’s publishing business operates.

Reflection/Assessment:

This course was taken to go towards my writing minor and my interests in general. Writing for young adults has always been a preference of mine and I have even work on a longer piece of young adult fiction with the same professor who teaches this course. I found that the assignments for children were the most challenging. It is not as easy to write through the perspective of a child as I thought it would be and writing within the genre is even harder. Although these assignments were challenging I learned a lot and it made me want to learn more so for spring 2012 I will be taking Children’s Literature to delve deeper in the genre than this writing class could.

Final Grade: A-

Credits: 3.00

Sample Assignments:

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