English Writing

Adam Colton, Technical Writing, Fall 2015

Course Description:

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

• The Handbook of Technical Writing (11th edition) by Gerald Aldred et al.
• Writing utensils, notebooks, and a portfolio folder
• Internet access

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Barbara Purbaugh, Technical Writing, Fall 2014

Course Description

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

-Pfeiffer, William Sanborn. Pocket Guide to Technical Communication. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2011. Print.

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Barbara Purbaugh, Technical Writing, Spring 2015

Course Description

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

Lannon, John M., and Laura J. Gurak. Technical Communication. 13th Edition. New York: Longman. 2014. Print.

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Bethany Goch, Introduction To Creative Writing, Spring 2015

Course Description:

This course offers students an introductory study of the written arts. Through the close reading of modern and contemporary texts and guided experimentation in a variety of genres (e.g., poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction), students will examine, explore, and discuss the creative process. Class may be taken by freshman English writing majors. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or 0006.

Required Texts:

-Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft, Burroway, 4th edition

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Christine M. Demorest, Technical Writing, Fall 2012

Course Description:

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

5th edition of Pocket Guide to Technical Communication by William Sanborn Pfeiffer

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Christine M. Demorest, Technical Writing, Fall 2013

Course Description:

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

5th edition of Pocket Guide to Technical Communication by William Sanborn Pfeiffer

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Christine M. Demorest, Technical Writing, Spring 2013

Course Description:

Prepares students to deal with problems of technological communication in various fields. Includes analysis, development, use, and evaluation of various models employed in the process of technical writing. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006 or ENGCMP 0004.

Required Texts:

-5th edition of Pocket Guide to Technical Communication by William Sanborn Pfeiffer

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Eric C. Schwerer, Advanced Poetry Writing, Fall 2014

Course Description

This upper-level poetry writing course offers students who have mastered fundamental skills and who are familiar with basic issues of craft and form a workshop environment in which to compose and revise a significant group of poems. The course will include the close reading and study of some important works of modern and contemporary poetry. Prerequisite: ENGWRT 0050 or ENGWRT 0053

Required Texts:

-An Exaltation of Forms, edited by Annie Finch and Kathrine Varnes

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Eric C. Schwerer, Advanced Poetry Writing, Spring 2013

Course Description

This upper-level poetry writing course offers students who have mastered fundamental skills and who are familiar with basic issues of craft and form a workshop environment in which to compose and revise a significant group of poems. The course will include the close reading and study of some important works of modern and contemporary poetry. Prerequisite: ENGWRT 0050 or ENGWRT 0053

Required Texts:

-The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (JD McClatchy, editor)
-The Art of the Poetic Line, James Longebach
-The End of the West, Michael Dickman

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Eric C. Schwerer, Advanced Poetry Writing, Spring 2017

Course Description

This upper level poetry writing course offers students who have mastered fundamental skills and who are familiar with basic issues of craft and form a workshop environment in which to compose and revise a significant group of poems. The course will include the close reading and study of some important works of modern and contemporary poetry.

Prerequisite: ENGWRT 0050 or ENGWRT 0053

Required Texts:

It Shouldn't Have Been Beautiful, Lia Purpura
Bright Dead Things, Ada Limon
How to Be Drawn, Terrance Hayes
Neon Vernacular, Yusef Komunyakaa
The Collected Poems, Sylvia Plath
The Poet's Companion, Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux

Additional Required Materials:
* an active @pitt.edu email account you check regularly for communiations from me
* reliable, regular access to a computer with a printer
* a fail-safe way to back-up all your work; "back-up" means daily saving of material in at least two locations; for example, your computer's hard drive and a cloud storage such as Box (available through my.pitt.edu and free with your tuition)
* a Mead Composition Book or something similar for in-class writing

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