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Composition Workshop

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 to Tuesday, September 20, 2016
From 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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Class Leader

Learning With Meaning, Inc Phone: 406-493-6886 Website: http://learningwithmeaning.com/

Tuesdays:  This course is based on two primary goals. One would be learning and practicing the conventions of academic writing–voice, structure, mechanics, etc., by which students are judged in the academic world. The other would be developing critical thinking, which involves exploring and researching pertinent issues, formulating and presenting an argument, and principles of logic.

Instructor Jeannine Nixon has an MA in literature with a creative writing emphasis from Ohio University. Her BA is from U of M in English (poetry of all things) although she did a fair amount of coursework in biology and zoology, having an interest in environmental writing. She did coursework for a masters in literature here, in Montana, after she came back from Ohio, with an emphasis on alternative voice in literature. She has taught the following courses as an adjunct at U of M: freshman composition, introduction to literature, freshman seminar, university transition, creative writing (fiction). She has also participated in assessing student writing to develop the U of M exit exam.

Students will need a writing journal for this class, as they will be writing every day.  Any type of journal is fine, including spiral notebooks. Students will also need a handbook for this class called “Elements of Style.” It is a great, writing resource book and is also economical. There is a link to purchase it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Style-William-Strunk-Jr/dp/1557427283
 **Note:  This class changed from Monday mornings to Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30, and will begin September 20th.  Since this class will not take place on September 13th there will be an additional day or workshop added to complete the session**
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