This is a course in advanced non-fiction composition beginning with a close reading of great English literary prose stylists. The course is built on a five-part foundation of grammar, rhetoric, style, structure, and meaningful beauty. It uses classic readings as prompts and models on which students produce short pieces of technically correct and sophisticated writing. The course involves intensive reading and writing and extensive feedback using a workshop model. Students develop a portfolio of revised and polished work and pass a sequence of grammar and sentence construction tests.
Prerequisites: EWPC 103
EWPC 325 The Literary Essay