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MFA Course Descriptions

IMF 51400
Fundamentals of Writing for the MFA

Instructor: Patricia Feeney

Class Type: Fundamentals/Mechanics + Teacher Prep

Course Description: Students in this course study and practice fundamental writing skills and the mechanics of writing, including grammar basics, common punctuation mistakes, sentence-level editing, and MLA format. Along with weekly assignments, students will write one formal academic essay. Assignments are structured to be useful for personal skill-building as well as for preparation to teach freshman-level composition and related introductory writing classes at the college level.

Textbook: 

A Writer's Reference
Editor: Diane Hacker
ISBN: 9781319083533

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301