Heather J. Macpherson
Full-time Temporary Faculty
New England College (In-Progress)
Creative Nonfiction & Poetry
Research At A Glance
College Writing I
College Writing I (prev. called English Composition I): College Writing I focuses on writing as critical inquiry, reflection, and communication. Students practice the fundamentals of effective writing, emphasizing planning, drafting, revising, and editing.
College Writing II
College Writing II (prev. called English Composition II: EN 102 builds upon EN 101 and focuses on research writing, synthesizing sources, critical analysis, argumentation, and information literacies. Students practice the fundamentals of effective writing in collaborative and academic communities, while evaluating and using sources in different rhetorical situations. This course is designed to help students develop transferable skills and strategies that may be applied to a variety of audiences and in a range of situations.
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Literature: A critical introduction to the principal genres of literature: poetry, drama, and fiction.
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to Poetry: Examination and appreciation of the techniques and types of poetry including the sonnet, the pastoral, the mock heroic, and the ode.
Focuses on how to write and produce basic documents, from research and progress reports to brochures and manuals.
Creative Writing: Poetry II
Conversation with practicing poets; preparation of a small booklet of poems.
American Women Writers
The course examines major works by American women writers in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama within applicable critical contexts.