- ★ Writing Support
- Writing Guides
- Minor in Writing
- Peer Writing Consultant Program
- MWrite Fellows Program
- First-Year Writing Requirement
- Upper-Level Writing Requirement
- Writing Prizes
- International Students
- Transfer Students
Editing & Style for International and Multilingual Students
(second half-term, 1 credit, graded, not repeatable for credit)
This course is designed for international and multilingual students to practice English academic and professional writing in a supportive environment. This course runs on a discussion and workshop format, in which students explore the rhetorical effectiveness of stylistic elements commonly found in American academic and professional writing. To achieve this goal, students will participate in an online core grammar program, practice fundamental editing strategies, read exemplary essays and discuss their stylistic features. In each class, students will work individually on editing exercises and collaboratively in stylistic discussions. Students will have a chance to bring their own essays and editing questions to workshops with their classmates and the instructor. In each class, you will work individually on editing exercises and collaboratively in stylistic discussions. Additionally, you will identify and practice styles of writing in different contexts, such as writing in science and business.
- Practice core grammatical principles in English academic writing: verbs, sentences, pronouns, possessives, precision, and punctuation.
- Develop self-editing strategies in key areas: actions, characters, cohesion, coherence, emphasis, motivation, concision, and shape.
- Increase knowledge about editing and style in disciplinary and cultural contexts.
- Identify stylistic differences and apply appropriate styles to writing in different disciplines and contexts.
- Core grammar exercises
- Essay editing exercises
- Short stylistic reflection essays
- Collaborative presentation on style and editing