Sunday, November 6, 2016

IMF51400 Fundamentals of Writing for the MFA--Beth Mead

WIN QTR 17--ONLINE Fundamentals of Writing for the MFA

Instructor: Beth Mead

Class Type: Fundamentals & Teacher Prep

Course Description:
Students in this course study and practice fundamental writing skills and the mechanics of writing, including grammar basics, common punctuation mistakes, sentence-level editing, and MLA format. Along with weekly assignments, students will write one formal essay, chosen from a list of academic essay types studied during the quarter. Assignments are structured to be useful for personal skill-building as well as for preparation to teach freshman-level composition and related introductory writing classes at the college level.

WIN QTR 17 Textbook Info (textbook info is also available in the student portal registration function and LU's bookstore website)
NOTE: Older editions, ebooks, and used copies of the title below are acceptable for this class, due to the cost of the newest edition. Students are not required to purchase the newest edition below for this class. Any edition of A Writer's Reference is acceptable. (However, students who receive textbook vouchers with their financial aid package will need to purchase the edition below through LU's bookstore website linked above.)
A Writer's Reference
Hacker and Sommers
Bedford St. Martin's 2016 (see note above)

First Assignment Info

Start Date: Monday, January 9

Class Preview Date: December 26 (do not post in class until start date of 1/9; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 12/4)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions

NOTE: If you decide to drop the class, email Beth at and note whether or not you have posted on Canvas (which counts as attendance). Tuition refund/charges (based on the date the drop form is processed) are listed HERE.

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