WRITING 300 - Seminar in Peer Writing Consultation
Section: 002
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Application process and permission of department.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Welcome to Writing 300, a course designed to prepare you to serve as peer consultants. We have three goals this semester: 1) To familiarize you with theory about peer consulting in writing; 2) To introduce you to the practice of consulting about writing through receiving consultations, observing others consulting, and doing some face-to-face and online consulting yourselves; and 3) To address the ULWR goal of engaging the conventions of disciplinary writing. To this end, you will supplement our daily task of reading, responding to, and critiquing consulting pedagogy and practice with some extended critical inquiry of your own. You will write three major essays and several shorter responses to readings and to observations and consultations in the Sweetland Center for Writing’s Peer Writing Center, as well as improve your knowledge of documentation and writing conventions.

Course Requirements:

At the end of the semester, you will submit a portfolio as a Google Doc (called The Learning Record) with revised versions of your writings for the course. The portfolio is intended to showcase what you have learned about consulting and what you have learned as a writer. It is a way to think about how far you have come. Adhere to standard rules of MLA style for all items in the portfolio. Unless I provide other specifications, all submissions must be typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. If you add word docs, margins for all submissions should be 1 inch all around. Do not include a title page but do title every piece. Number all pages. The portfolio consists of all of the following writing assignments: Interview and Reflection; Self-Assessment; Observations; Research Essay; Statement of Consulting Philosophy.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate Students who want to serve as peer-consultants in the Sweetland Peer Writing Center and have been accepted into the program.

Class Format:


WRITING 300 - Seminar in Peer Writing Consultation
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (SEM)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for WRITING 300 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Office of Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)