Improving Writing through a Sentence-Composing Approach with Don and Jenny Killgallon

Improving Writing through a Sentence-Composing Approach with Don and Jenny Killgallon

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Course Title: Improving Writing through a Sentence-Composing Approach

Instructor: Don (Ed '78) and Jenny Killgallon, (A&S '75)

Brought to you by Odyssey  

November 07, 2023 - December 05, 2023 (5  Sessions)  

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM ET 

Virtual via Zoom


COURSE DESCRIPTION: An alternative to a writing workshop where participants critique each other’s writing, this course is a practicum focusing on sentence-level improvement. Using a method the co-instructors developed called “the sentence-composing approach,” participants practice sentence strategies used by authors ranging from J. R. R. Tolkien to J. K. Rowling. In building better sentences, participants learn to do what successful authors do, and will leave each session with sentence-building tools applicable to almost any kind of writing--academic, business, literary, or personal.


Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies  

Johns Hopkins alumni, staff, faculty and their spouse or domestic partners are eligible for tuition remission for Odyssey lifelong learning courses. Select the correct ticket pricing during registration. If we cannot confirm your eligibility, you will be requested to pay the full registration price for the course.  Eligibility details can be found here

Withdrawals & Refunds: 

If a course is canceled or closed, the registrant is notified immediately, and a full refund is processed automatically unless another course is requested. Registrants who wish to withdraw from an active course must complete the online Odyssey Refund Request Form. Attach any documentation to support your request (e.g., medical documentation, family crisis documentation, etc.). 

100% refund- Prior to the start of the course. 

50% refund- During the first week of the course. 

No refunds will be given after the first week of each course unless in exceptional cases. 

Please note, refunds apply only to the tuition portion of an Odyssey participant’s charges and are not applicable to any fees or gifts made to the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. Registrants will be notified by email if a refund is approved within (5) business days. 

 Event Date
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
6:30pm EDT

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
8:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)