Elisabeth Sharp McKetta, PhD

Writer

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta is the author of three books, The Fairy Tales Mammals Tell (Monkey Puzzle Press, 2013), The Creative Year: 52 Workshops for Writers (Frog Prince Press, 2014), and Poetry for Strangers (Frog Prince Press, 2015). A fourth book, Energy: The Life of John J. McKetta, is forthcoming from the University of Texas Press in 2017. McKetta got her PhD from the University of Texas in 2009, focused on the intersections between fairy tales and autobiography.

Education

  • PhD University of Texas

Contact

mcketta.harvard@gmail.com

Courses with Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

Fall Term 2016

Academic Writing and Critical Reading

This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum.

Business Rhetoric

This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including email messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports.

Fundamentals of Academic Writing

This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure.

Spring Term 2017

Business Rhetoric

This course helps business professionals improve their writing so that they are better equipped to accomplish their educational and professional goals. Students practice some of the essential forms of business writing, including email messages, cover letters, proposals, presentations, and reports.

Writing in the Humanities

This course is designed for students who wish to build upon the skills developed in EXPO E-25 in order to produce more advanced research and writing in the humanities.

January session

Fundamentals of Academic Writing

This course is designed for students seeking preparation for EXPO E-25 and for others wanting to review such basics of academic argument as thesis, evidence, and structure.