Maricopa Community Colleges  CRW273   20042-99999 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 05/27/03
CRW273 20042-99999 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Writing the Novel
Provides the beginning novelist with structure, support, and guidance vital to sustained writing; focus on establishing goals and using critique sessions with instructor and peers to draft a novel; open- and topic-focused in-class forums, novel writing, peer and instructor critiques. Prerequisites: CRW272 or permission of instructor.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
CRW273   20042-99999 Writing the Novel
1. Write a synopsis of a novel in progress. (I)
2. Define and write technical goals for a novel manuscript. (II)
3. Define and write production goals for a novel manuscript. (II)
4. Evaluate progress toward technical and production goals. (IV)
5. Design a Reading/Response project with a partner. (V)
6. Describe essential elements of critical response to a novel in progress. (V)
7. Critique a partner's novel in progress. (V)
8. Analyze a partner's critique of one's own novel in progress. (V)
9. Describe ways to synthesize a writer's goals and advice gathered from a critique. (V, VI)
10. Write an ongoing response to the instructor's critique of one's work. (V, VI)
11. Write and submit to the instructor, in correct manuscript form, at least 50 new pages of a novel. (I-VI)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
CRW273   20042-99999 Writing the Novel
    I. Writing a Novel Synopsis
      II. Establishing Goals for Writing a Novel
          A. Technical
          B. Production
          C. Manuscript form
        III. Drafting
          IV. Evaluating Progress
              A. Timeline
              B. Meeting projected goals
            V. Designing a Reading/Response Project
                A. Elements of critical response
                B. Writing a critical response to a peer's novel
                C. Receiving and analyzing a peer's response to one's own novel
                D. Receiving and analyzing instructor's response to one's own novel
                E. Responding to instructor's critique
              VI. Synthesizing Goals and Critical Response
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