Goals

The Writing Seminar will help students:

  1. gain confidence, enthusiasm, and fluency as writers—breaking down blocks, labels and fears;
  2. understand the connections among reading, writing, and thinking;
  3. become more versatile writers through reading, writing discussing, and thinking about a variety of texts—creative, analytical, reflective, and experimental;
  4. learn to use various strategies for generating and organizing writing and for interacting with texts (invention and drafting skills);
  5. realize the commitment language demands of us if it is to persuade, to illuminate, to inspire, or to sing (revision skills);
  6. experience the value of sharing and testing their ideas and their writing in an environment of trust and respect.