WRITING 100 - The Practice of Writing
Fall 2022, Section 005
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
For information on drop/add deadlines, see the Office of the Registrar and search Registration Deadlines.


This course emphasizes an intensive one-on-one approach to teaching writing, including frequent student-teacher conferences. It addresses key features of college writing including: analysis in addition to summary; revision for focus and clarity; development and generation of ideas; reflections on writing processes; and research and multimodal composing (e.g., creating audio and visual projects in addition to writing projects). Students gain confidence in writing assignments typical of college classes. Activities include discussion and analysis of readings, writing process activities, and modeling of writing strategies and techniques, along with peer review workshops.

Course Requirements:

  • Regular attendance and participation
  • Working with peers to review and workshop drafts
  • Student-instructor conferences to workshop drafts
  • Timely completion of all assignments

Intended Audience:

Students who have yet to fulfill the First-Year Writing Requirement who want to improve their ability to express ideas and arguments in writing.

Class Format:

The cllass format is in-person.

Class seminars are organized around small-group and whole class discussions, plus in-class writing activities to support major writing assignments and the writing process.Students complete weekly reading and short writing activities and three major projects: a literacy narrative essay, a multimodal project (comic or audio project), and a research paper written as an autoethnography.

Instruction Mode: Class meetings will be held synchronously, and participation will be both synchronous (online) and asynchronous (via learning management system, Canvas).  The one-to-one and group meetings will be held synchronously, with asynchronous meetings possible depending on student needs.

Learning Mode: This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. There will also be required synchronous meetings with the instructor, and with the instructor and small groups.

Course Testing/Assessment:  Assessment of writing will be asynchronous, as will participation for Canvas discussions. Synchronous participation in class meetings, individual and small groups meetings, and peer review workshops will also be assessed.


WRITING 100 - The Practice of Writing
Schedule Listing
005 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: Writing 100 is designed to help students of all levels improve their writing, but is best suited to those who have yet to fulfill the First-Year Writing Requirement. Upper-level students should have a compelling academic reason for enrolling in Writing 100. It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activities in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course. Normal waitlist procedures apply for students who attend the first two classes. Students who wish to join Writing 100 after the first two class sessions must email the instructor to set up a meeting to discuss enrolling. Based on this discussion, the student and instructor will then make a determination on whether or not it is appropriate for the student to enroll.

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