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Becoming a Better Writer

Steve Brewer, abqbrewer@gmail.com 
Core: Writing & Speaking

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Writing skills are valuable in every career and academic pursuit, so it's imperative that Honors students have all the tools necessary to be excellent writers. In this course, we'll explore the elements of good writing and editing, and get lots of practice in writing and editing nonfiction and short fiction. 

READINGS AND TEXTS
On Writing Well by William Zinsser

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS
Students will read from the textbook each week and complete a writing assignment outside of class. These writing assignments typically will be short, but students will be expected rewrite and edit. We'll also write short pieces in class each week, so attendance is mandatory.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Steve Brewer, author of 29 books, is a longtime instructor in Honors. A graduate of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, he is a former journalist and syndicated columnist. His first novel, LONELY STREET, was made into a 2009 Hollywood movie.