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Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

WRIT Course Descriptions

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  • WRIT 100 Reading & Writing Processes for College Composition (3)

    Corequisite study with WRIT 101 to help students use reading, writing, discussion and research for discovery, intellectual curiosity and personal academic growth. Students work in collaborative groups to share, critique and revise their reading and writing. They compose a variety of documents for a range of academic audiences; develop a metacognitive understanding of their reading, writing and thinking processes; and improve their college-level reading and writing skills as they learn to adopt and adapt recursive writing processes. prerequisite: directed self placement

  • WRIT 101 College Composition (3)

    Helps students develop fluency in writing clear, forceful, effective prose and acquire the college-level reasoning, reading and writing skills that they will find necessary for success in other college courses. prerequisite: adequate score on placement test or completion of designated developmental writing courses with a grade of C- or higher 

  • WRIT 200 Practicum in Writing (3)

    Designed to review skills developed in WRIT 101 and prepare students for successful completion of WRIT 300. Students build skills in critical reading, rhetorical analysis and writing from sources while maintaining a focus on textual conventions. Students write in a variety of genres for indusion in a final course portfolio. Passing grade is C-or higher. prerequisite: adequate score an placement or placement waiver

  • WRIT 300 Composition and Research (3)

    Builds on skills developed in WRIT 101, focusing on research, analysis, reflection and writing about the kinds of documents produced in academic and professional disciplines. Students produce a range of documents, such as informal reading responses, rhetorical analyses and an extended research project for inclusion in a course portfolio. Emphasizes a process approach to writing projects. prerequisite: successful completion of WRIT 101 or its equivalent, a qualifying score on the writing placement exam or successful completion of WRIT 200