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ENGL2228 – A Well Examined Life: Reading and Writing Memoir pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Areas 6F and 7. This course focuses on the writing of personal memoir as well as an in-depth study of the literary genre of memoir; it may also include creative essay writing. It is a workshop designed to offer students practice in the composition of memoir and other narrative modes of writing, as well as a study of the memoir as literature. This course places emphasis on the creation of fine arts as well as the formal, critical analysis of them.
Prerequisites: ENGL1101
Corequisites: None
  1. Explore the definitions of "literature" through literary elements, terms, and concepts that are unique to the memoir genre.
  2. Examine style and voice through analysis of a variety of forms of memoir.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of memoir samples.
  4. Write a personal narrative based on actual events of the writer's life.
  5. Demonstrates an awareness of audience.
  6. Present materials effectively for a specific audience.
  7. Research current and relevant data on how memoirs are published today.
  8. Practice a variety of writing techniques to analyze and develop a creative voice.
  9. Participate in small and large group discussions about both literature and peers' work.
MnTC goal areas:
  • 6. The Humanities and Fine Arts
  • 7. Human Diversity

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