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Spring/Summer '99 Course Guide

Courses in English Composition Board (Division 360)


Calendars

Spring Half-Term, 1999 (May 3 June 22, 1999)
Spring/Summer Term, 1999 (May 3 August 17, 1999)
Summer Half-Term, 1999 (June 28 August 17, 1999)


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1. Self-Assessment

At the University of Michigan, writing will play a critical role in your thinking and learning, beginning with your first year. In some classes, your writing will be your most important tool for demonstrating that you understand course concepts. Your ability to write prose that, at its best, is characterized by intellectual force, clarity, appropriate organization and development of ideas, effective use of evidence, cogency, and stylistic control will be crucial to your success as a student here. Because writing plays such a vital role in all academic disciplines at Michigan, your first writing course must meet your actual needs as a writer so that you can successfully make the transition to college writing.

All students entering the University should fulfill the First-Year Writing Requirement during their first year. They may do so by taking Practicum and another first-year writing course, or by taking a first-year writing course alone. After meeting with an advisor or a Writing Workshop instructor, students decide which of these alternatives is better for them on the basis of a self-assessment.

2. Writing Practicum (ECB 100-105)

Practicum students develop writing skills that will allow them to take full advantage of their experiences in Michigan courses. Far from being a remedial class, Practicum is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Thus, Practicum enhances students' abilities to succeed here. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex materials, and deploy evidence in an argument. The course requires biweekly tutorial sessions with the instructor; this concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience. At the end of Practicum, students submit a portfolio of their writing, which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing.

Practicum is the best placement for you if:

3. Upper-level (Junior/Senior) Writing Requirement

See the introduction to the Course Guide for information about the LS&A Upper-level Writing Requirement and for a list of courses approved for satisfaction of that requirement.


ECB 104. Writing Practicum.

Instructor(s): Barbara Monroe (bjmonroe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: 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.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn two course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses

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ECB 105. Writing Practicum.

Section 202.

Instructor(s): Barbara Monroe (bjmonroe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: 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.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn two course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

ECB 105. Writing Practicum.

Section 203, 204 Open only to CSP Bridge students

Prerequisites & Distribution: 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.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn two course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ECB 105. Writing Practicum.

Section 205, 206 Open only to CSP Bridge students

Instructor(s): Zimmerman

Prerequisites & Distribution: 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.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn two course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ECB 105. Writing Practicum.

Section 207 Open only to CSP Bridge students

Prerequisites & Distribution: 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.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn two course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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