Description: This course will focus exclusively on writing skills for art history graduate and (by permission) undergraduate students. The class will primarily take the form of a workshop, in which students submit writing samples and are guided through the editorial process. Texts will be read, discussed, evaluated, and edited, with the input of the instructors, in real time, so that the students actively learn the steps to evaluate and improve their own work. All levels of editing—developmental, line, and copy—will be covered. Each week will also address different areas of concern, including topics such as object/material description, developing an argument, and reducing repetition and/or extraneous text. Special attention will be paid to the nuances of language created through syntax, word choice, pace, and tone. Undergraduates can enroll with permission from the instructor.