PWR 313 Article Writing I (2 credits)

Course Description

An introduction to writing from a Christian worldview and an overview of the different writing genres, with an emphasis on writing articles for publication. Stresses functional skills such as self-editing, interviewing techniques, developing vocabulary skills, and learning to cover news. Through readings and writing assignments, the student will follow a step-by-step process of learning the foundations of article writing. The course is taken through a partnership between the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild and Taylor University. No online component: Students receive the initial writing materials and submit work via email.

This course may transfer as an English course. Please check with your home institution to verify the transferability.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Understand the writing craft
• Gain an understanding of different styles of article writing
• Be a competent self-editor
• Understand important ethical writing standards


All required material is obtained through the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild.

Learning Documentation

This course consists of 13 assignments, and no exams.

Learning Evaluation

The assignments are graded by JJWG mentor-professors who are experienced writers and teachers. The final grade will be sent to and transcripted by Taylor University.

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