MLO: Creative Writing

I am a history and Creative Writing double major! Wow! I did that to myself. I really did. For my portfolio, I chose to reflect on BOTH majors, because I am extra and I am trying to make up for all the deliverables I turned in late. For my Creative Writing major, the learning outcomes are the following:

  1. analyze and interpret works from at least two creative genres (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and dramatic writing) with an understanding of process, language, and form;
  2. engage in a creative process that incorporates research, revision, and attention to form, audience, language, and context;
  3. write with insight, proficiency and originality in at least two creative genres (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and dramatic writing);
  4. respond to peers’ creative works with thoughtful criticism that supports the writer’s process of revision; incorporate thoughtful criticism in the process of revising creative work;
  5. apply understanding and knowledge gained from the study of creative writing to other disciplines, problems, and contexts.

My reflection, “Discovering my Family History,” discusses how I fulfilled MLOs 2 and 5; it covers my creative process while I write my senior seminar, the research and revisions I had to do, and the way I applied my understanding of Creative Writing to a historical context (aka the thing my history major needs to, like, function!).