CUL 306 - The Art of the Essay: Principles and Practice
Don Iannone, M.A.
This course will begin by reading examples of great writing and then begin to explore the principles and practice of the essay form. Good writing is not done by formula but rather by attention to communicating to a reader exactly what we wish to say, using all the gifts of language we possess. It is a truism that good writers are first good readers. They absorb the sound and sense of good writing and may initially copy good writing but eventually, if they are fortunate, they find their own voice. In undergraduate and graduate work, the student’s ability to write well is crucial, and this course will offer an opportunity to study the principles of good writing and the practice of writing a series of short essays. (3 credits. Supports Program Learning Outcomes 3 & 5)