Maricopa Community Colleges  CRW272   20042-99999 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 05/27/03
CRW272 20042-99999 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Planning and Structuring the Novel
Focus on planning, structuring, and beginning a novel; prewriting, writing, analysis, evaluation, and revision of novel plans and excerpts. Prerequisites: CRW150 or permission of instructor.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
CRW272   20042-99999 Planning and Structuring the Novel
1. Use several discovery and prewriting techniques to identify possible subjects and draft outlines or plans for novels. (I)
2. Analyze and describe the primary elements of the novel as a distinct genre. (II)
3. Write character sketches, plot outlines, dialogue, and scenes for a projected novel, using a variety of styles and techniques. (III)
4. Analyze and evaluate excerpts from novels or projected novels by fellow students, professional writers, and oneself. (IV)
5. Use several revision techniques to develop and improve one's own novel writing. (V)
6. Submit a portfolio of fiction, either a draft for all or part of a novel or individual exercises that incorporate techniques studied in class, in the appropriate manuscript form. (VI)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
CRW272   20042-99999 Planning and Structuring the Novel
    I. Discovery and Prewriting Techniques
        A. Emphasis on plot and action
        B. Emphasis on character
      II. Analysis of the Elements of the Novel
          A. Character
          B. Plot
          C. Setting and atmosphere
          D. Point of view
          E. Theme
        III. Writing Practice
          IV. Analysis and Evaluation of Student and Professional Samples
            V. Revision Techniques
              VI. Manuscript Preparation
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