YOU MAY SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR 1 HOUR FROM 10:00-11:00 PM MOUNTAIN TIME ON OCTOBER 23, EACH YEAR. THERE WILL BE A RANDOM DRAWING TO CHOOSE 65 OF THOSE APPLICATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION (See below for more details)
Application for Brandon Sanderson’s English 318R section 2 class
Thursday evenings from 5:10 p.m. to 7:40 p.m
- Email address:
- Year in school for winter semester (e.g. junior, senior, grad student. If you’re not currently attending BYU, write continuing education student):
- This is an in-person only class. Can you be in Provo at BYU during the times listed above? (If no, Brandon prefers that you not apply)
- Have you enrolled in and completed Brandon’s 318R workshop class before? (If yes, Brandon prefers that you not apply, so that other students may have the opportunity.)
- Have you previously completed Brandon’s 321R or 490R lecture class or audited his lectures (in person or online) for an entire semester? If so, How many years?
- How many completed novels have you written?
- In 400 words or less, tell why Brandon should choose you to be in this class.
- Copy this application into a Word document and save the file with the name YOUR_NAME_application_318R.docx and attach it to an email with the subject “YOUR NAME English 318R application” and the body text “Here is my application for English 318R section 2.”
- Writing sample: In a separate document attached to your email, please submit the opening chapter of a novel you have written or started writing. Make sure this showcases multiple aspects of your writing skills. (1500 words minimum, 3000 words maximum.) Do not include more than one chapter unless the first is less than 1500 words. Write your name and email address at the top of the writing sample, and name the document YOUR_NAME_Writing_Sample_318R.docx
- Send the email message to [email protected]
Applications will be accepted for one hour between 10:00 and 11:00 pm Mountain time on October 23 for the class that begins in January the next year. A random drawing of the COMPLETE applications in this group will determine the 65 applications I will consider first. I will do my best to read more than that, but I’m not making any promises. Chosen applicants will be notified via email and given a permission-to-add code on or before the Winter Semester Add/Drop date, which is usually the end of the first week of January. If you are not selected, you may sign up for ENGL 490R section 2, which is the one-hour lecture portion of Brandon Sanderson’s class. Completing the 490R lecture class, in addition to being helpful for your writing, will give you an advantage getting into the 318R class in a future year.