FASS 200 - Writing right: Strategies for effective revision

Improve your writing skills

Provides an opportunity for students to undertake a close revision of a previously written paper in order to learn how to improve the clarity, economy, and flow of their writing. Activities are designed to teach students how to revise their work more effectively. The writing and revision strategies worked on in this course are applicable across all disciplines.

FASS 200-1 Writing right: Strategies for effective revision runs May 18 to June 15, 2021. Complete it before the workload of your other classes kick in!

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Summer 2021 course outline →

What you will learn and when it is offered

What you'll learn

  1. Through a series of low stakes writing activities, gain an awareness of how past writing experiences have shaped your understanding of who you are as a writer.
  2. Understand that strong writing comes through focused revisions.
  3. Revise your own work using a variety of strategies to improve clarity, economy and style.
  4. Learn how to thoughtfully critique the work of peers.
  5. Incorporate revision suggestions of peers into your work.

When it is offered (D100)

Tuesdays

  • May 18
  • May 25
  • June 1
  • June 8
  • June 15

Time:

  • 11:30 am - 2:20 pm

When it is offered (D200)

Thursdays

  • May 20
  • May 27
  • June 3
  • June 10
  • June 17

Time:

  • 11:30 am - 2:20 pm

Course instructor

Jennifer Chutter

Jennifer Chutter is an award-winning interdisciplinary scholar at SFU. In her research, Jennifer draws from the disciplines of History, English, Sociology, Anthropology, Urban Studies, Performance Studies and Geography. She has presented numerous academic papers, and given several public lectures on home, domesticity, neighbourhoods and cities. She has published both academic papers and creative non-fiction. She has taught writing for over twenty years in a variety of non-academic and academic settings. At SFU, Jennifer has worked for many semesters as a Teaching Assistant and Tutor-Marker in Humanities, History and English. She has also worked in the Student Learning Commons for over three-year supporting students in academic distress.

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