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The small group writing collaboratives are designed to provide maximum writing assistance in connection with writing-intensive courses. Each group is comprised of 5-6 students and a Writing Center facilitator. Peer revision is the priority of each course, and with the help of the facilitator, students learn to read and critique writing, and to revise their own work based on self- and peer-critique.

All classes are facilitated by trained Writing Center consultants.


Contact

writing.center@wsu.edu
Smith CUE 303 / 402

English 102

English 102 supports students as they develop and practice strategies to meet the challenges of academic writing required in English 101 and other typical first-year courses.

Students may be required to take English 102 based on the personalized evaluation of their Writing Placement Process essays.

Course Objectives:

  • To help students develop the skills needed to effectively recognize and respond to strengths and weaknesses in writing.
  • To give students the opportunity to learn how to give and accept critical feedback on writing.
  • To encourage an atmosphere of effective peer collaboration.
English 107

English 107 supports students as they develop and practice strategies to meet the challenges of academic writing required in English 105 and other typical first-year courses.

Students may be required to take English 107 based on the personalized evaluation of their Writing Placement Process essays.

Course Objectives:

  • To help students develop the skills needed to effectively recognize and respond to strengths and weaknesses in writing.
  • To provide support for students with ESL related issues.
  • To give students the opportunity to learn how to give and accept critical feedback on writing.
  • To encourage an atmosphere of effective peer collaboration.
English 202

English 202 is a small group, one-credit writing collaborative that focuses specifically on the grammatical conventions of Standard Edited American English (SEAE) by examining the writing that students bring to the tutorial.

Some students may be required to take English 202 based on their Junior Writing Portfolio.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide writing support for students enrolled in writing intensive courses.
  • To help students analyze their own patterns of usage of surface grammatical features and structures of SEAE, and through identification of those patterns, to help them perform conventional usage.
  • To give students the opportunity to practice giving and receiving critical feedback on writing.
Univ 302

UNIV 302 is a small group, one-credit writing collaborative designed to provide writing support for students enrolled in their Writing in the Major [M] courses, or any upper-division writing-intensive course.

Some students may be required to take UNIV 302 based on their Junior Writing Portfolio.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide writing support for students enrolled in upper-division writing courses.
  • To give students the opportunity to practice giving and receiving critical feedback on writing.
  • To provide students with strategies for composing, revising, and editing for writing across disciplines.