PUBL 1115: Writing for Publication

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 1.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

This course examines how to write for publication in popular media. Most lessons concentrate on magazine writing, but advertising copywriting and writing for the Internet are also explored. Students generate and summarize story topics, and learn interviewing and research techniques. The focus is on gathering compelling content and writing with a tone that engages the audience.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Publishing and the Diploma in Digital and Print Publishing.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum of 80% in English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, or equivalent; IB English A1 (Higher Level) with a score of 5 or higher; AP English Composition or Literature with a score of 4 or higher; LET level 3 or higher; LPI with a minimum of 26 on the essay plus one of: 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; IELTS with a minimum level 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing; TOEFL (internet-based) score of 80 with a minimum of 18 in Listening, 18 in Speaking, 20 in Reading, and 20 in Writing; TOEFL (paper-based) with a minimum of 550 with TWE (essay) score of 4.0; CAEL with a minimum of 70 overall with a minimum of 70 on essay; successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course with a minimum "C-" grade for which Langara offers university-transferable credit; ENGL 1120 at Langara College with a minimum "C" grade.

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