Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric

The Creative Writing course introduces students to a variety of literary genres drawn from some of the greatest writers of Western culture. Through a serious study of these great authors and their stylistic nuances, students will hone their creative skills through directed writing across the genres, analysis and imitation of other authors, study of literary devices, and feedback from the instructor and peers. Students will learn to analyze the form of a text to unlock greater meaning and to employ those techniques in their own writing. The weekly class will provide instruction and discussion, while students will be expected to regularly submit analyses, original compositions, and peer feedback on the discussion boards. By the end of the year, students will have a portfolio of their best work. While there are no prerequisites, this class is recommended for 10th -12th grade students.

This class may be repeated for credit.