Transition to College Writing
This course focuses on the key features of college writing, helping to develop students’ skills and confidence. More generally, this course prepares students for the type of writing most often assigned and valued in University classes, which includes:
- 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.
Course Goals and Objectives
The overarching goal of WRITING 100 is to help students become more prepared and confident academic writers as they develop an e-portfolio that fosters self-reflection and demonstrates progress in writing. Read more.
Student Work Samples
In WRITING 100: Transition to College Writing, students produce traditional, academic essays as well as an electronic portfolio to showcase their work. See samples of student work.
WRITING 100 Additional Information
In class, students can expect to discuss readings, learn different writing strategies, and participate in peer review workshops. Typical assignments include 4-6 revised and polished essays, informal writing assignments, and an electronic portfolio that enables students to integrate technology into their learning and reflect upon their development as writers. View samples of WRITING 100 students' electronic portfolios.
Because writing is fundamental to success at the University, students who decide to take WRITING 100 should enroll in the course during their first term. Students can then utilize their newly learned writing skills the following term when they enroll in an approved First-Year Writing Requirement course, which is four credits and graded.