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Advanced Revision Workshop


Revision isn’t just about grammar and syntax – many other choices are critically important: Where should you begin your story or essay? What point of view should you use? What verb tense will work best? During this six-week workshop, our instructor – an experienced editor and writer – will provide valuable constructive feedback for participants and their respective works. Join us to build on the principles learned during previous courses in our Creative Writing program. Please submit 4,000-8,000 words of your work-in-progress prior to the first class.

This course is limited to students in the Creative Writing Certificate and must be completed last after all other required courses and electives.



Section: ADVREV (13JUN17)
Dates: Jun 13, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM
Tuition: $495.00 Instructor: Alexa Selph Register

After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Revise and polish your writing sample (4,000–8,000 words) after receiving constructive feedback from both peers and your instructor
  • Recognize that revision involves both the big picture and the small detail
  • Break down revision in a systematic way, by focusing on a strong beginning, maintaining narrative momentum, and choosing the best point of view for your story
  • Identify areas of your writing where you can add depth and texture through voice, atmosphere, dialogue, and character development
  • Recognize your strengths and weaknesses as you move forward with your writing
  • Recognize the importance of serious reading to your growth as a writer

Class Schedule

Date Times Meeting Type Location
06/13/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
06/20/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
06/27/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
07/11/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
07/18/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
07/25/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park

Additional Information

Final Enrollment:
Clock Hours: 12.0