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ENGL 380 Q - Topics in Writing Studies - Writing For Money

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Advanced-level work in the field of Writing Studies. Building upon a traditional disciplinary understanding of writing as rhetoric, this course invites students to call upon sociological, anthropological, and/or ideological approaches to the study of writing in order to understand the myriad ways that writing makes meaning(s). See Class Schedule for topics. Course Information: May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.

Special Instructions:

Writing for Money - This course is designed to study and practice freelance writing. Why write for money- Whether your goal is to be a creative writer, a commercial writer, or simply improve your writing in college, aiming to have people pay to read your writing helps you do your best work. You will have the opportunity write what you feel suits you best: creative writing, non-fiction prose, technical writing, commercial writing-all are fine. You will also have the opportunity to try something new and out of your comfort zone. You don-t have to succeed in making money or in getting published (this is a college class after all). You-ll learn about various publishing markets, and what they are looking for. Previous students who have taken the class have published in various genres: short story, poem, recipe, personal essay, and op-ed. Alumni who have taken this course have gone on to make their living through freelance writing as editors, grant writers, and journalists. Required

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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