• ACP

Course Length

One semester

Course Credit


Grade Level

Junior or Seniors; ACP

Course Syllabus(For Reference Only)

This course will introduce students to the principles and skills of poetry and fiction writing. In the first quarter, we will work on refining our writing skills by focusing on writing poetry. In the second quarter, we will apply those skills to writing fiction, in particular, the short story. Throughout, we will focus on using such techniques as description, point-of-view, character and plot development, and showing, not telling, the theme of a story or poem. This course will allow serious writers to hone their skills, while teaching armchair writers more about literature in general by asking them to see poems and stories from the perspective of a writer.