WRITING 100 - The Practice of Writing
Winter 2021, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
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 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 theme of the class, “Belonging at U-M,” allows you to find your place as an active member of this campus’s rich intellectual community. It will offer you a way to personalize your learning based on your interests and passions.

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 have yet to fulfill the First-Year Writing Requirement who want to improve their ability to express ideas and arguments in writing. Students who are interested in exploring a community, organization, program, or student club at U-M to which they’d like to belong.

Class Format:

Instruction Mode: All materials for the course, such as class exercises, lesson plans, readings, and assignments will be online on Canvas. I will record lectures for students to access asynchronously. Discussions will be both synchronous (online) and well as asynchronous (in Canvas discussion). One-to-one and group meetings will be synchronous (online). Even though physically distant, students should expect to engage in a collaborative learning experience.

Learning Mode: This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. One-to-one synchronous meetings with the instructor will be conducted through Blue Jeans. Synchronous class meetings and group activities will be conducted through Zoom. Students should have access to a device connected to the internet (desktop or laptop computer, or tablet) with access to a camera and microphone.

Course Testing/Assessment: Testing for this course will be asynchronous and will consist of students submitting written assignments on Canvas. The assignment prompts will be online on Canvas. Feedback will be provided online, both asynchronously with comments on the submitted documents, and synchronously during one-to-one student meetings.

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.

Textbooks/Other Materials

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Syllabi

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