Sweetland provides support for all international and multilingual undergraduate students who are making the transition into the U-M community. Small class size, credit-bearing courses, appointments with experienced instructors to discuss writing, and peer writing centers at several campus locations--these are some of the ways Sweetland serves international and multilingual students.

In-Person and Online Writing Meetings

Writing Workshop

Meet with a Sweetland faculty member in-person or online to discuss your course-related writing. Appointments are 30 minutes. Students may use Writing Workshop once per week.

Peer Writing Center

Meet with a Sweetland-trained, undergraduate Peer Writing Consultant in-person or online to discuss any one piece of writing, personal or course-related. Appointments are 45 minutes. Students may use one Peer Writing Center service per day.


Writing 120

College Writing for International & Multilingual Students

Writing 120 is intended for all students who feel most comfortable with academic writing in a language other than English. This course is designed to help students develop their general and academic writing abilities in English. Students will develop written fluency and improve command over grammatical and rhetorical conventions common in a variety of academic disciplines with the aim of developing a rhetorical perspective on multilingualism as it relates to academic writing.

Writing 229

Editing & Style for International & Multilingual Students

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. Additionally, students will identify and practice styles of writing in different contexts, such as writing in science, business, and psychology. 

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