Placement in ECB Writing Practicum or Transfer Writing Practicum is determined by portfolios, which students are required to submit prior to their orientation. All entering LS&A students and all students required by their program must submit a portfolio. After evaluating the portfolio, the ECB notifies academic units of their students' placements, and the academic unit advisors convey the information to the students. Freshpersons may receive the following placements: Writing Practicum, Introductory Composition, or Exemption. Transfer students receive placements of Transfer Writing Practicum, English 220, or Exemption.
Students are welcome to visit the ECB office at 1139 Angell Hall to schedule an appointment to discuss their writing assessment or to ask for course information.
Those students placed in the Writing Practicum course must enroll in an ECB Writing Practicum as the first part of their writing requirement. No substitute will satisfy the College writing requirement.
ECB Practicum courses meet for 4 hours a week in sections of 16 students. In addition, each student has a required half hour conference every week with their instructor. Any student who fails to attend the first class meeting and has not notified the instructor or department in writing may be dropped from the class roster by action of the instructor or department. At the same time, students are responsible for their own schedules and must process all drops through Touch-Tone Registration.
See the introduction to this Course Guide for information about the LS&A Junior/Senior Writing Requirement and for a list of those courses approved by the ECB for satisfaction of that requirement. You can also visit our ECB Website at: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/swc/.
104. Writing Practicum. ECB Assessment. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.
ECB Practicum 104 is a two (2) credit course. Students place into Practicum on the basis of their portfolio. The writing instruction is designed to meet individual needs. At the end of the Practicum, each student prepares a portfolio of his/her writing which is read and evaluated by at least two ECB lecturers. On the basis of writing skills demonstrated in the portfolio, Practicum students are assigned to the appropriate level of the College writing program.
105. Writing Practicum. ECB Assessment. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.
ECB Practicum 105 is a two (2) credit course. Students are placed into Practicum on the basis of their portfolio. See ECB 104 in the Spring Term for a course description and general information about the English Composition Board.
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