WRITING 100 - The Practice of Writing
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Details

Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course emphasizes an intensive one-on-one approach to teaching writing, including frequent student-teacher conferences. It addresses key features of college writing including analysis in addition to the summary; revision for focus and clarity; development and generation of ideas; and style built on a solid grasp of conventions of grammar and punctuation. Students gain confidence in writing assignments typical of college classes. Activities include discussion and analysis of readings, explanation, and modeling of writing strategies and techniques, along with peer review workshops.

The topic of this section of Writing 100 is “Language, Rhetoric, and Positionality,” and it aims to engage new college students in thinking about how personal and social factors impact the decisions a writer makes. We will read, watch, and listen to materials that speak to what academic writing can look like, along with materials that challenge standard expectations of language. You will write texts that rely on narrative, analytical, research, and multimodal composing skills.

Course Requirements:

  • Regular attendance and participation
  • Working with peers to review and workshop drafts
  • Student-instructor conferences to workshop drafts
  • Timely completion of all assignments

Intended Audience:

Students who would like to improve their writing skills before taking their First-Year Writing Requirement course

Class Format:

Synchronous class times will be held on M/W 2-3 pm and all assessment will be asynchronous: students will submit informal and formal writing projects outside of class meeting times.

Sessions will be live via virtual meetings, and discussions will be both synchronous (online) as well as asynchronous (on Canvas) for homework. Students will be expected to utilize collaborative online software such as Zoom, Canvas, Google Suites such as Google Calendar, Docs, and Slides.

Schedule

WRITING 100 - The Practice of Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 Online
19816
Open
6
 
-
MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note:

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.

It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activites in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.

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.

002 (REC)
 Online
39933
Open
12
 
-
MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note:

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.

It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activites in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.

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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