Read the latest WRite Away Articles from Issue 7.1 (October 2001):
Each U of L undergraduate must pass two upper level WR courses in order to fulfill the requirement. The WR course should offer students a variety of writing experiences within the discipline, and general knowledge about the writing process. Instructors choose among informal and formal assignments such as journals, reaction papers, and longer research papers. In addition, students are frequently provided with constructive feedback and the opportunity to revise written work.
According to University guidelines, a
WR course should
use writing suited to the discipline.
make writing assignments integral to the course.
assign a minimum of 2400 words.
give assignments in writing.
allow class time for discussing assignments.
provide comments, including recommendations for improvement, on graded papers.
include research as a significant part of at least one assignment.