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WRA_355working_08.27.08 - Working Draft Syllabus as...

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Unformatted text preview: Working Draft Syllabus as Artifact: for class 8.26.08 A revision exercise to introduce our use of the terms invention, arrangement, and revision in relation to audience. Who is the audience? The primary audience? Other audiences? What am I trying to do? What opportunities and constraints do I have as a writer? Invention: What do I need to do and think about to make this in relation to you as an audience? What do you need? What do I want to happen? Arrangement: What decisions do I need to make about the order of events? The structure? Revision: How do I go about better achieving my purpose in relation to you as an audience? Working Draft 8.26.08 Revision 1: 8.27.08 Important note; this is not the final syllabus . After our discussion on 8.28.08 about the syllabus in relation to invention, arrangement, style, audience, I will revised for class on 9.02.08. WRA355: Writing for Publication Workshop Fall 2008 TTh 12:20; 222 Bessey Professor Leonora Smith (smithleo@msu.edu) Office: 287 Bessey; hours Th 3-5 and by appointment (Office hours subject to change with advance notice) WRA 355 AND PW OBJECTIVES WRA 355 is a workshop for students developing writing for a variety of print and online publications. It is a required course in PWs writing, editing and publishing track. In general, it is designed to help you develop a large repertoire of techniques for analysis, invention, arrangement, revision decisions and craft techniques that you can apply use when you write for the variety of non-academic audiences with whom professional writers and editors may work. Of the competencies the PW website lists for PW majors, WRA 355 particularly emphasizes: Writing to and for various audiencesin effective and persuasive ways Writing: creatively, with panache and poetic flair; informatively, with clarity, conciseness, and comprehensibility; persuasively, with detail, description, and supporting evidence WRA 355 intreprets publication broadlyto make public in ways that include but are not limited to traditional print and online venues, such as performance or pod casts. WORK SHOP The work in workshop rem inds us that writ ing is intellectual and creative work labor. Work evokes both work in the world--making things happenand other forms of labor based on craft, in which peoplebricklayers, chefs, basket weavers make useful and sometimes lovely things. In the academic world, workshop names a space whose center is student work, a space where work is done (often collaboratively), rather than simply assigned or discussed. Your work is to do your work and to come to class with it, alive, awake, and ready to do more. You need to be willing to try out short writ ing experiments willingly, even if you do not understand the point beforehand. Some will be effective for you, and some will not: you will find out by doing them. Your work is also to seek out opportunities to share your expertise and brain power without having to be asked...
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