SWC 100 - Transition to College Writing
Section: 002
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Sweetland Writing Center (SWC)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This is not the writing class you had in high school, nor is it the official freshman composition course. During this in between time, you have a unique opportunity to build confidence and improve your writing by changing your notion of what the writing experience can be like. This class will serve as a testing ground as you get to know the inner writer that will help you succeed in college with less dread of “the essay.” It’s been scientifically proven that our best insights come from letting go. So in this class we will find ways to concentrate on letting go while practicing college writing skills in order to deepen our ideas and access the complex, analytical thinking expected in college courses. Whether it be through low-stakes exploratory drafts, visual media projects, or revisions of formal drafts, you will have many occasions to use creativity to explore your voice and process. Along with the four to five formal essay assignments, you can expect many group and individual activities—whether they be written, visual, verbal, or kinetic—that will challenge and surprise you. You will also reflect on your work in weekly individual conferences. The class will culminate with an eportfolio that highlights your transition into the writer you want to become by showcasing both your rough and polished writing alongside visual media explorations you will have created along the way.

SWC 100 - Transition to College Writing
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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.

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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ISBN: 0205505821
The brief Penguin handbook, Author: Lester Faigley., Publisher: Pearson/ Longman 3rd ed. 2009
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