Before you ~write~ me off about this, think about this: no matter what your major is or what career you want to enter, English 207 could benefit you. Not only does it fulfill your Communications B requirement, but it has many hidden benefits. Gail Tompkins, a literacy professor, concludes several reasons all children need creative writing from his research. Those include “to stimulate imagination,” “clarify thinking,” and “search for identity.” These three reasons alone are not ones to be disregarded.
As you enter college, you will constantly be challenged and overstimulated by a heavy workload, new relationships and connections, separation from family, and discovering who you are. Creative writing in English 207 gives you the space to sort through your thoughts and find an outlet. It helps students to discover who they are and to feel confident in their self-expression. If you love to write, English 207 will advance your creative writing skills. If you would not consider yourself a writer or creative, English 207 will provide growth and an impactful step out of our comfort zone.
English 207 has a smaller class size, so you form a closer community with other students. I learned a lot about myself, gained creative/thinking skills which will benefit my career in marketing, and was empowered to feel confident about my thoughts and ideas. English 207 will be offered again in the fall and I cannot recommend it enough to all freshmen.