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FYW: Writing Seminar
Instructor Bridgette Yaxley
Course Number UWRT-150-56
Jan 16, 2018
15 weeks
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Writing Seminar is a three-credit course limited to 19 students per section. The course is designed to develop first-year students proficiency in analytical and rhetorical reading and writing, and critical thinking. Students will read, understand, and interpret a variety of non-fiction texts representing different cultural perspectives and/or academic disciplines. These texts are designed to challenge students intellectually and to stimulate their writing for a variety of contexts and purposes. Through inquiry-based assignment sequences, students will develop academic research and literacy practices that will be further strengthened throughout their academic careers. Particular attention will be given to the writing process, including an emphasis on teacher-student conferencing, critical self-assessment, class discussion, peer review, formal and informal writing, research, and revision. Small class size promotes frequent student-instructor and student-student interaction. The course also emphasizes the principles of intellectual property and academic integrity for both current academic and future professional writing.

  • Price $936 per credit hour (2017-18 AY)
  • Credits

    3 credit hours

    This 15 week course requires students to spend approximately 9 hours a week on course work.

  • Enrollment Restrictions
    • Students must have an SAT Reading Score greater than or equal to 560, an ACT English Score greater than or equal to 23, a TOEFL Writing IBT score of 25 or greater or a Writing Placement Exam score of 2 or higher.
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