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Writing Skills and Grammar Refresher: Improve Your Writing Skills

Are you in need of a refresher for college or to write that report or business letter? Whatever your goals, a grasp of effective writing skills and English grammar is important for writing and speaking. Gain confidence to produce clean, grammatically correct work and to speak correctly whether with an individual and for a group. Discuss and practice English grammar basics such as sentence structure and punctuation. Write for clarity and for your audience. Practice what you learn through online, at home, and in-class exercises.

Add to CartWed, Apr 5-26, 6-8:30 p.m., 4 wks                   Littleton Campus
WRIT 1019S01-82048                              $149, plus book


Beyond the Writer's Closet: Progenitor

Andrea Mason
Each spring, a dedicated staff of credit students and Community Education students create ACC’s Progenitor Art & Literary Journal from the ground up. Progenitor publishes student and community prose and art work from around the world and continues to garner awards each year from national competition. Learn the world of publishing from behind the scenes and produce ACC’s award-winning print and online journal.  We welcome literary and art-minded people of all skills and experience to join our staff. Check out arapahoe.edu/progenitor for details. Contact Andrea Mason at andrea.mason@arapahoe.edu. *No class Mar 15 and 17.

Add to CartMon/Wed, Jan 18-May 8, 4-5:15 p.m., 15 wks*                  Littleton Campus
WRIT 2002W01-80789                                                           $299


Exploring Ethnic Literature

Juliet Hubbell
Have you ever wondered what Native Americans think about reservation life? What do Scandinavian people today think about Thor and the recent spate of superhero movies? And what’s up with the fantastic stories of Garcia Marquez who gives us old men with enormous wings and babies devoured by ants? What is the Asian perspective on honor in today’s modern world? If you’re fascinated by other cultures, especially in how they manage in today’s world, this literature class will thrill you! We read a book every two weeks, and we examine its own reference points as well as its relationship to other cultures. Join us for some truly inspiring discussions! *No class Mar 13.

Add to CartMon, Jan 23- May 8*, 5:30-8:15 p.m. 15 wks                  Littleton Campus
WRIT 2007W01-82337                                                   $299 plus books


Creative Non-Fiction Writing

Andrea Mason
Explore a range of nonfiction, from literary journalism that incorporates creative techniques to critical review, biographical profiles, travel writing, and memoirs. Emphasis is on manuscript development and writing as a process, providing the opportunity for students to write and review their own nonfiction in a supportive, constructive setting.  Complete one or more polished, finished pieces. Discuss markets to pitch ideas and publish work, submission techniques, query letters, and trends in the marketplace.  Beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers welcome. *No class Mar 14.

Add to CartTue, Jan 17-May 9*, 5:30-8:15 p.m., 15 wks         Littleton Campus
WRIT 2008W01-82336                                         $299, plus books


Creative Writing Essentials

Karyl Chalfin
Take those musings, meanderings, scribbled pages, and ideas that float in your head and create a lasting treasure. Discuss plot, character development, dialogue, description, scene, transition, and point of view. Fine tune writing skills and get feedback to help you grow in a pressure-free environment. Explore writing and see with a writer’s eyes. Spark ideas, gain confidence, and experiment with both fiction and nonfiction.

Mon, Mar 20-Apr 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6 wks    Littleton Campus
WRIT 1010S01-80895                                    $199 closed

Introduction to Creative Writing

Kathryn Winograd
Learn the basics of creative writing that apply to all genres: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama.  Learn how to create powerful voice and style in your writing, dynamic characters, vivid settings, language infused with imagery and concrete, sensory language.  Try your hand at writing short fiction and flash nonfiction, poetry and the ten minute play. This is a workshop-style class that will involve you in reading discussions, peer critiques and small and large workshops. Classes are taught by award-winning and nationally-published authors. *No class March 13 and 16.

Add to CartMon/Wed,Jan 18-May 8*, 1-2:15 p.m.     Littleton Campus (Winograd)
WRIT 2004W01-82338                                              $299, plus book

Introduction to Creative Writing – An Online Course

Monica Fuglei
The same content as the Introduction to creative writing class but this class involves you in reading and technique discussions as well as peer critiques in an online platform. Once you register for this class, and about one week prior to the start of class, you will be emailed information to access the course online. For questions, contact Monica.Fuglei@arapahoe.edu.

Online only. Jan 18-May 8, 16 wks         Littleton Campus
WRIT 2004FW02-82366           $299, plus book closed


Travel Writing

Learn how to translate what is seen, heard, tasted, touched, smelled and felt (intuitively and physically) into publishable articles and books. Discover the writing styles and methods needed to sell material in today’s competitive market (including the how-to’s of technical aspects of lead paragraphs, descriptive passages and the uses of interviews, quotes and facts). By the end of the course, you’ll have the ability to write for the travel market.

This is a 6-week online class which begins the 2nd Wednesday of every month. For more information, to register and pay, visit our Online Courses page. Cost is $119 for 24 hours of instruction.


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Fun! Fast! Convenient! Great Content! Get a Certificate! All these courses are conducted online. Click on the class links below or visit our online section to see how easy and fun online learning can be.

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  • F03 Nov 16

To register for online courses, follow the specific class link and click on 'enroll now.'

Writing Young Adult Fiction ONLI 1100 $119
Writing for Children ONLI 1113 $119
The Craft of Magazine Writing ONLI 1061 $119
Mystery Writing ONLI 1114 $119
Introduction to Screenwriting ONLI 1191 $119
Travel Writing ONLI 1118 $119
Write Your Life Story ONLI 1115 $119
Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book ONLI 1029 $119
Writing Essentials ONLI 1055 $119
Grammar Refresher ONLI 1060 $119
Writeriffic: Creativity Training For Writers ONLI 1062 $119
Research Methods for Writers ONLI 1065 $119
Fundamentals of Technical Writing ONLI 1066 $119
Introduction to Journaling ONLI 1097 $119
Beginning Writer’s Workshop ONLI 1110 $119
The Keys to Effective Editing ONLI 1112 $119
Write Like a Pro ONLI 1119 $119
Advanced Fiction Writing ONLI 1176 $119
Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published ONLI 1116 $119
Introduction to Internet Writing Markets ONLI 1122 $119
Publish and Sell Your E-books ONLI 1202 $119