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207.51 sec. 001 - Advanced Writing Workshop (Spring 2022)

Instructor: David A Belcher  
Instructor: Michael J Belcher  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: David A Carrillo  (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Stephen Michael Duvernay  
Instructor: Allison G Macbeth  
Instructor: Alexandra R Robert-Gordon  
Instructor: Brandon V Stracener  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


W 6:25 PM - 9:05 PM
Location: Law 100
From January 26, 2022
To February 16, 2022

Sa 08:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Law 100
From January 29, 2022
To February 19, 2022

Course Start: January 26, 2022
Course End: February 19, 2022
Class Number: 32111

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

This workshop is for the student who wants a fast, intense, and rigorous crash course in writing skill improvement without a semester-long time commitment. We aim to give maximum learning value for a shorter student time commitment.

We teach a system that applies equally to the law student in exams, the post-grad in the bar examination, and the practitioner. Our system is designed to build mental muscle memory through repetition; this enables you to consistently generate quality work in the shortest possible time, under any word or page limit.

The program applies our core principles: NITA-style instruction, rotating instructors, and adaptable skills suited to variable assignments. As always, Bryan Garner is our lodestar.

Each day is divided into distinct explanation, exercise, and project segments. Between class meetings students will have writing assignments that will cycle between instructors for editing and revision.

Fair warning: this workshop is high-volume and fast-paced. We schedule it early in the semester to minimize conflict with your other courses. Still, you should not plan any other big projects during this workshop.

No textbooks to purchase, but you will need to download the $25 Garner's Modern English Usage app.

This course meets for four Wednesday evenings and four Saturday mornings.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Determining student enrollment at the outset is a priority in this class because there is usually competition for the limited seats, the class is progressive, and we assign students to teams for exercises. So we will call roll in alphabetical order beginning at the exact posted class start time. Any enrolled student who is not present when their name is called during that initial roll call will be dropped and a present waitlisted student will be enrolled in that spot. This means that arriving early on the first day is wise. This also means that if you enroll in the course, secure a spot during roll, and then decide to drop the course a few hours or days later, you probably will have denied someone else a spot. Please be professional and avoid that bad karma: make your mind up about committing to this course in advance.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Simulation Courses

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