WRITING 350 - Excelling in Upper-Level Writing
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Upper-level transfer students concurrently enrolled in at least one course for which they write on a regular basis.
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course serves transfer and upper-division students who seek support to meet the expectations for writing in upper-level courses, and especially courses that meet LSA’s Upper-Level Writing Requirement. Operating on a workshop and discussion format, it provides an opportunity to identify writing strengths and issues, set personal goals, and practice writing in a collaborative environment. The course uses the writing that students produce in other classes as the basis for workshops.

This C/NC, one-credit parallel course is designed to practice writing in a supportive environment and aid students who seek to meet the expectations for writing in upper-level courses, and especially courses that meet the LSA’s Upper-Level Writing Requirement. It addresses the writing challenges that students bring to the course, thereby providing immediate and direct assistance to upper-division student writers. The course will help students identify key stages in the writing process from deciphering assignment prompts, planning papers and time schedules to generating ideas and learning the writing expectations for various disciplines. This course will stress the increased significance of revision for success in advanced writing. Our goal is to improve your recognition of practices that will promote your success and effectiveness in writing at the University of Michigan and beyond.

Our class work will include the opportunity to critically annotate one of your previous college papers, contribute and share information on your experience on a course blog, present work in class, share and workshop your current writing in peer groups, and annotate one of your final upper-level writing assignments. Students will be expected to participate and involve themselves in the community of the class as we build a supportive writing environment.

Intended Audience:

Transfer undergraduates and other upper-division undergraduates who feel less prepared for upper-level writing.

Class Format:

The class will meet weekly for one hour in a seminar format. It will primarily use a workshop and discussion format, with occasional and brief direct instruction on specific topics in writing.

WRITING 350 - Excelling in Upper-Level Writing
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001 (SEM)
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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