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Studying Creative Writing – North American Edition
August 17, 2015

We are pleased to announce our forthcoming publication in the Creative Writing Studies series, Studying Creative Writing – North American Edition (working title), edited by Stephanie Vanderslice.

Outline: Undergraduate creative writing programs have grown exponentially in North America in the last twenty years. Although scholars have been busy writing numerous books to define the field, they have not yet provided a guide for students. This book serves as a guide to the various elements that typify the creative writing curriculum in North America and shows students how to navigate the field in order to maximize their future success as writers. Studying Creative Writing (North American edition), like its UK companion title Studying Creative Writing (ed. Sharon Norris), de-mystifies creative writing studies with articles that give advice on overcoming problems typical for those new to the field.

Topics include, giving and receiving feedback, writing reflections on one’s work, and understanding assessment.

Editor: Stephanie Vanderslice directs the Arkansas Writers M.F.A. Workshop at the University of Central Arkansas. She is the author of the first title in our Creative Writing Studies series, Rethinking Creative Writing. She also blogs as The Writing Geek for The Huffington Post.

Contents (tentative): Editor’s Preface (Stephanie Vanderslice) x Foreword by Heather Sellers x Chapter 1: Creative Writing in Today’s College and University: What to Expect x Chapter 2: Studying Creative Writing – What Skills Will I Need to Bring to a Creative Writing Degree x Chapter 3: Writers Read – How to Read to Improve Your Work x Chapter 4: Invention and the Writing  Process – Strategies to Help You Get Started and Keep Going x Chapter 5: Revising Your Writing – Strategies for Improving Your Work Draft by Draft x Chapter 6: Presenting Your Writing – How to Give a Reading of Your Work x Chapter 7: The Critical and Reflective Essay in Creative Writing – How to Write Them and Why x Chapter 8: Grading Creative Writing – How it’s Done and Why x Chapter 9: Learning Creative Writing In Cyberspace – Getting the Most Out of an Online Creative Writing Course x Chapter 10: Beyond Graduation – Sustaining Yourself As a Writer x Chapter 11: Literary Citizenship – How to Contribute to the Literary Community and Why You Should.

Formats and ISBNs:
hardback: 978-1-907076-85-5
ePub: 978-1-907076-87-9
PDF: 978-1-907076-88-6

Imprint: Creative Writing Studies
Publisher: Frontinus Ltd
Publication: Forthcoming.
Creative Writing Studies is an imprint of Frontinus: http://pandhp.com.

Key terms: creative writing; higher education; assessment; editing; employability; feedback; reading; learning; skills; revision; presentation; essays; online learning; study; literary community; invention strategies.

Forthcoming: 53 interesting ways to support online learning
August 17, 2015

We are pleased to announce our forthcoming publication in the Professional and Higher Education series, 53 interesting ways to support online learning (working title), edited by Professor Rhona Sharpe.

53 interesting ways to support online learning (working title)

Outline: Research has shown that although learners in higher education may be familiar with using technology in their social lives, they do not always use effective strategies in studying online. Drawing on research into student experiences, this book provides 53 practical ideas for teachers and lecturers who are supporting students on blended or fully online courses.

Each of the 53 ideas provides a learning activity to help students develop their study skills and habits, so that they can learn confidently and effectively in the digital age. The book is designed to dip into for ideas that dovetail with your own practice.

The topics covered are wide-ranging. They include: time management skills; self-regulated learning; personalizing the online learning environment; collaborative learning; presenting work online; online assessment; experimenting with playful learning; and reflection and blogging.

Contents (tentative): Section 1: Catching up and keeping up x Section 2: Let’s get personal x Section 3: Engage with your community x Section 4: Present yourself x Section 5: Play x Section 6: Becoming a successful online learner.

Key terms: learning design; learning activity; digital literacy; learner development; learning environment; and online learning skills.

Formats and ISBNs:
Paperback: 978-1-907076-81-7
ePub: 978-1-907076-82-4
PDF: 978-1-907076-83-1
Kindle: 978-1-907076-84-8

Series: Professional and Higher Education
Imprint: The Professional and Higher Partnership
Publisher: Frontinus Ltd
Publication: Forthcoming

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