Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


English 101 Section A16. Writing About Failure

Failure is inevitable. How do we deal with knowing that? What kinds of situations prompt people to write about failure? And why would anyone want to write about it? We encounter failure often, whether we’d like to admit it or not. In this class, we’ll consider failure as part of a situation that calls for writing, and we’ll explore how and why people write about it from a range of perspectives using variety of genres.

Beyond discussing and writing about failure, students can expect to participate in small group discussions and collaborations. Students will be expected to submit working drafts for discussion with the instructor and other students and will be asked to provide both written and verbal feedback on other students’ work.