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TCID 583 Writing Major Projects

This independent study examines the principles and techniques of writing substantial professional or creative projects such as longer business documents, articles, grant applications, proposals, and works of fiction or creative non-fiction. Through consultations with the instructor, students determine their specific organizational or stylistic problems. Evaluation is based on written projects. Students should have in mind a writing project of either one long piece or several short ones on related topics. Course may be repeated for credit.

Special information

Note: Formerly known as WRIT 583. Students are responsible to both be aware of and abide by prerequisites for TCID courses for which they enroll, and will be administratively dropped from a course if they have not met prerequisites. It is recommended but not required that students complete a 300-level TCID or WRIT course.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 4, 2021 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrates the ability to write, revise, and edit a clear and effective major writing project at an advanced college level, targeted to a specific audience with a specific communicative goal.
  • Advanced level of critical thinking skills (analysis, imagination, synthesis, speculation).
  • Develop advanced project management skills, including creating a professional project proposal and timeline.
  • Knows and can apply advanced principles and techniques of planning, researching, and structuring a major writing project, including an analysis of audience, purpose, and context, as demonstrated in an audience/purpose/strategy statement, a writing process diary, and other pre-writing assignments.
  • Use of revision and multiple drafts to develop work.

Summer 2023

Section Title Instructor
21 Writing Major Projects Perry, Susan L Books Course details