SWC 100 - Transition to College Writing
Section: 010
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 pass/fail course is designed to strengthen your confidence as a writer and your analytical reading, thinking, and writing skills. Writing is a practical and important life skill, both for your work at the University of Michigan and beyond graduation. We will work on ways of improving prose style, grammar and mechanics, organization, argumentation, and the writing process itself, especially revision. We will also exercise our brains with the kind of thinking that informs good writing through methods of analysis, critical thinking, and brainstorming as we read and discuss academic essays. Playing a proactive part in weekly one-on-one conferences as well as in the classroom community through active discussion and course blog participation will provide you with further insight into who you are as a writer, and how you will make the most of your role as a member of the university community.

The theme of the course is visual rhetoric, which means we will examine how images make arguments. The discussions and your writing will concern questions including: What messages are embedded in a print advertisement? How does advertising persuade the consumer to buy? How does the arrangement of image and text on a website affect our experience of it? What makes for effective image, font, and color choices when designing a web page? What kind of text is required to build an effective argument in a photo essay? How would you visually represent your writing process? And finally, throughout the semester, you will put your visual rhetoric and writing skills to work creating an e-portfolio that demonstrates and reflects on who you are as a writer and a person.

SWC 100 - Transition to College Writing
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copying 611 Church St. Ann Arbor, MI
ISBN: 0312593392
Rules for Writers With 2009 Mla Update., Author: Diana Hacker ; contributing authors, Nancy Sommers, Tom Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig ; contributing ESL specialist, Marcy Carbajal Van Horn, Publisher: Bedford/st Martins 6th ed. 2009
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