WRITING 220 - Introduction to the Minor in Writing
Fall 2022, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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In this course we invite you to research and experiment with several different modes and genres of writing—from narrative to argumentative, from essay to multimodal—in order to explore your writerly interests, commitments, and voices.

Through peer review, our Minor in Writing blog, and other forms of collaboration, we will develop a shared vocabulary for cultivating a reflective practice that will provide a basis for assessing your growth as a writer in this program.

The culmination of your work in this course will be a dynamic, engaging, multi-faceted e-portfolio that includes samples of your work at every stage of the process.

Course Requirements:

Formal, revised essays in print and digital media format, including biweekly informal reading responses and testing ideas on a blog and reflective writing.

At least two substantially linked projects that select a previous piece of writing and then write a new piece that re-purposes its argument in a new genre and for a new audience. For example, a documentary video or blog post becomes an academic research paper and then a museum web page.

Students must reflect on their processes and identities as writers and on how their writing might live in the real world. Classes include small-group presentations on new media writing platforms, group-supported analysis of sample texts, and structured project support.

In the end, students will produce an electronic portfolio to present themselves as writers, including their class work, other writing representative of their abilities and interests, and new reflective writing.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates who have applied and been admitted to the Minor in Writing

Class Format:

In-person: Classes will include discussion of readings, and consistent writing and workshopping


WRITING 220 - Introduction to the Minor in Writing
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
002 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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