SWC 100 - Writing Practicum
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Sweetland Writing Center (SWC)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Waitlist Capacity:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit(s).
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Although writing is and will continue to be an essential tool for learning and communicating during your academic career and beyond, putting words on paper can often seem like an intimidating task. In this course, you will learn and practice a variety of strategies for generating ideas, drafting essays, revising essays, responding to others’ writing, and polishing your final drafts. Because the best writing comes from careful thinking on worthwhile subjects, I’ve created a coursepack of writings on various aspects of “the good life”: identity, vocation, community, and citizenship. Naturally, there are almost as many versions of “the good life” as there are people on this planet; it’s a topic that occupies all of us, one way or another, throughout our lives as we study and work, eat and drink, get and spend. So, we’ll pass some time together this term thinking, talking, and writing about some aspects of a good life.

Your writing is the centerpiece of the course. You will produce a lot of it and, by the end of the academic term, submit a portfolio of “finished” pieces, pieces that represent your best thinking, writing, and rewriting. During the academic term, you will also write many informal pieces, intended to give practice thinking and writing and to prepare for the longer, more formal essays. You and I will meet one-on-one six times during the academic term to set your writing goals, to evaluate your progress, and to work on drafts of your assignments. You will also workshop one of your essays in class, with your peers, to give you practice reading and responding to others’ writing.

SWC 100 - Writing Practicum
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001 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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