WRITING 119 - Style and Editing for International Students
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Class Misc Info:
Meets 03/05/18 - 04/17/18. (Drop/Add deadline=03/19/18.).
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be elected three times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is designed for you—multilingual students—to practice English writing in a supportive environment. This course runs on a workshop and discussion format, in which you explore and discuss the rhetorical effectiveness of stylistic elements commonly found in American academic writing. Through this exploration and discussion, you will expand the repertoire of language structures that are commonly used in academic writing. You will learn to acquire some editing strategies, one of the main goals of the course. To achieve this goal, you will first participate in an online grammar program and then apply the strategies you studied in that program to editing some student papers. In addition to practicing editing strategies in academic contexts, you will develop a sense of “good” writing in other contexts, such as writing in business and science. Course objectives include:

    • Practice core grammar principles in English academic writing;
    • Develop self-editing strategies;
    • Increase knowledge about English syntax;
    • Learn to identify stylistic differences and apply appropriate styles to writing;
    • Revise papers in a writing workshop or a peer review.

Please see student testimonials at https://lsa.umich.edu/sweetland/undergraduates/courses/writing-119.html.

Course Requirements:

    • Rhetorical analysis
    • Core grammar exercise
    • Reflection essay
    • Peer review and workshop
    • Regular class attendance and engagement

Intended Audience:

Multilingual and international undergraduates who are interested in improving their writing style and editing abilities.

Class Format:

The class meets 2 hours once a week in seminar style with a mixture of small group and full class discussions, peer reviews, writing workshops, and occasional and brief instruction.

WRITING 119 - Style and Editing for International Students
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001 (SEM)
M 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Class meets 03/05 to 04/16.
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