ENC 1990 Writing Studio is a one-hour elective in which students examine and discuss writing projects assigned in other courses. Students receive one-on-one feedback on their writing in a small group-workshop context. Class size is limited to 10 students. Writing Studio provides an intensive investigation into the skills and objectives that make college composition effective. In a collaborative workshop environment, students interpret assignments, generate and research ideas, invent topics, and write, evaluate, revise, and edit drafts. Studio teaches these activities as "recursive" in that writers engage and re-engage in them throughout the planning, drafting, and revising of assignments. In any given Studio session, students might closely read an assignment description and plan how to begin a project, rhetorically analyze the purpose and audience of a given writing project, workshop drafts at any stage of the writing process, and/or actively reflect on writing choices. Students share final productions and process materials. Through learning to ask critical questions about their own writings, students engage in a wider, more nuanced conversation about academic conventions.
Writing Studio is a workshop-oriented curricular space in which writers present works-in-progress in a small, collaborative environment. Students’ writing needs and specific writing contexts determine the class content. Studio helps students become more aware of individual writing styles and the recursive stages of the writing process and gives students experience engaging in critical reflection about writing practices. Because Studio meets only once a week, class attendance and active participation are vital to the course’s success. Students must attend all classes and arrive with their contributions for both giving and receiving feedback. Across the semester, students will deliver three presentations: an editorial/style presentation, an informal “artifact” presentation, and a formal writing project presentation. By the end of the class, each student will have compiled a portfolio project with a final, polished essay.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Dr. Bre Garrett,
Director of Composition and Rhetoric Program
Phone: (850) 857-6074
Justin McCoy, Writing Studio Program Instructor
Phone: (850) 474-2927