WR Appeal

WR Appeal

The University Writing Center evaluates writing-intensive courses taken at other colleges and universities to determine if those courses can be counted for WR credit at the University of Louisville (see WR guidelines below).

If you would like us to evaluate a course you’ve taken elsewhere, please provide us with a syllabus and any other materials you have from the course (i.e., writing prompts, teacher comments, drafts, and revisions). 

You can e-mail those documents to writing@louisville.edu. 

Or, if you only have hard copies, you can either drop them off or mail them to the following address:

Writing Center
Ekstrom Library Room 312
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Please provide a phone number and e-mail address with your hard copies.  We may need to contact you to ask you questions.

Once we have reviewed all of your materials, we will decide whether to support your appeal for WR credit. 

NOTE: The Writing Center does not evaluate courses taken at the University of Louisville.  If you feel that a course you’ve taken at U of L should count for WR credit, please fill out the form below and return it to the Arts and Science Advising office, located on the first floor of Gardiner Hall.

WR Guidelines (reprinted from the College of Arts and Sciences website)

The College of Arts and Sciences requires each student obtaining a degree in the College to complete two specifically designated   writing courses (WR) at the 300-level or above.   This College programmatic requirement is in addition to the University-wide General Education requirement of ENGL 101 and 102 or equivalent.   These upper-level WR courses may both be taken in the major and may fulfill other College or General Education requirements.  One WR course may be in a language other than English.

Courses approved for upper-level WR credit must be approved by the Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee and will be so designated in their titles.

Criteria for WR Courses
1.    Written assignments shall reflect the discipline’s forms and methods of inquiry.
2.    Every WR course shall require a minimum of 2400 words of writing in response to several written assignments (papers, essays, tests, reviews, or reports).  Faculty assessment shall include recommendations for improvement.
3.    Course syllabi shall specify all WR requirements for the course.
4.    Upper-division WR courses shall include a discipline-based research component as a significant part of at least one of the graded writing assignments.
5.    Enrollment in WR courses shall be limited to 24 students.