Winter '99 Course Guide

Courses in English Composition Board (Division 360)

Winter Term, 1999 (January 6-April 29, 1999)

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Assessment

Placement in a writing course 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. Students may receive the following placements: Writing Practicum, Introductory Composition, 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.

Writing Practicum

Those students placed in Writing Practicum 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 2 hours a week in sections of 18 students. In addition, each student has a required half hour conference with the instructor every other week. 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 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.

Junior/Senior Writing Requirement

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/ecb/


ECB 102. Writing Practicum.

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: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/swc/courses/practicum.html

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 assembles a portfolio of his/her writing which is read and evaluated by 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.

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

ECB 300. Seminar in Peer Tutoring.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/swc/courses/300.html

This seminar prepares students to join the ECB Peer Tutoring Program where they serve as consultants to other undergraduates who need help with their writing. After completing ECB 300, students go on to take ECB 301 in the next Fall or Winter Term where they are given course credit for serving as writing tutors. As part of their training, seminar students discuss readings on the theory of composition, learn about writing in the different disciplines, examine the strengths and weaknesses in their own writing, and begin, under supervision, to practice tutoring. Course work includes three papers as well as brief reports on the tutoring experience. Registration by override only. Contact the ECB.

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

ECB 301. Directed Peer Tutoring.

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB 300. (1-3). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/swc/courses/301.html

This is Peer Tutoring for credit. Open only to students who have completed ECB 300. Those who enroll for one (1) credit will tutor two hours per week, for two credits three hours per week, for three credits four hours per week. In addition, all peer tutors meet one hour per week with their instructor for a discussion section. The weekly meeting serves for planning and administrating the work being carried on by a large number of people at various venues across the campus. It is also used for further professional development, carried out through reading and writing projects. Registration by override only. Contact the ECB.

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

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