WRITING 100 - The Practice of Writing
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:


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 narrative approach to research and writing. Students gain confidence in writing assignments typical of college classes. Activities include discussion and analysis of readings, practice with and modeling of writing strategies and techniques, along with peer review workshops.

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.

Class Format:

Class seminars are organized around small-group and whole class discussions, plus in-class writing activities to support major writing assignments and the writing process. Students complete weekly reading and short writing activities and three major projects: a literacy narrative essay, a multimodal project (comic or audio project), and a research paper written as an autoethnography.


WRITING 100 - The Practice of Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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.

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.

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