This unit introduces students to elementary techniques for cultivating their own literary creativity. In developing this creativity, students learn to explore and use some simple, online tools for generating works of creative, artistic expression in response to a procedural constraint. Producing a weekly creative piece, Students will learn basic ideas about aesthetics and will engage in productive, meaningful discussions about these exercises, assessing the merits of the work produced by both themselves and their classmates. The unit presumes that writers learn by doing: hence, dedicated creation and editorial revision constitute an important component of this unit. Students must write enough material so that they can select their best work for inclusion in a submitted portfolio.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - UNCREATIVE WRITING: MANAGING LANGUAGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE
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Can the techniques we traditionally think to be outside the scope of literature, such as...