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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WRT 206 - Short Story Writing

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Short fiction writing. Includes fiction writing techniques, critical responses to fiction, and original writing.

Prerequisite(s): WRT 102  with a C or better.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - FA; Meets - CTE - A&H.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the purpose, function, and effects of fiction writing techniques.
  2. Respond critically to fiction.
  3. Apply fiction writing techniques to original writing.
  4. Demonstrate digital literacy through reading texts online, creating web/blog posts, or analyzing material in an online literary magazine/journal.

  1. Fiction Writing Techniques
    1. Character development
    2. Dialogue
    3. Plot and structure
    4. Point of view
  2. Critical Responses to Fiction
    1. Applying fictional terms to analysis
    2. Critiquing others’ writing
    3. Analyzing style
    4. Describing the total effect of a fictional work
  3. Original Writing
    1. Following a writing process
    2. Revising
    3. Completing writing exercises totaling 6000 words or more
    4. Composing a short story of at least 2000 words