Writing Studies (WRIT)
See course schedule for topics. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in separate terms if topics vary.
Introduction to the work of writing centers, theories of composition, and writing pedagogy through readings, discussion, and observation. Theories of learning, collaborative learning, and the dynamics of the tutoring relationship will be discussed issues of working with specific writers such as English Language Learners will be explored. A relevant issue of interest will become the topic for an extended research paper. As theory is applied to practice, students will write, share their writing with others, and observe and participate in writing tutoring session. Later in the semester students will consult with writers, either with an experienced consultant or alone. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the class and approval of the Writers Workshop Director will allow students to consult in the Writers Workshop the following semester. Credit is not given for WRIT 203 and WRIT 300. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.