WRIT 101

Introduction to College Writing

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective May 2, 2018 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course is designed for students who may not have recently taken a college-level writing course or who have been placed in the class as a result of the writing assessment. Students write short essays and work on developing and organizing ideas, composing well-structured paragraphs, and writing clear sentences.

Special information

Prerequisite: Placement on the writing assessment offered by Diagnostic Services. This course cannot be used to meet any general education requirement.

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze the effects of individual writing choices.
  • Apply conventions of Standard Written English to writing.
  • Appraise own and others' work in writing.
  • Devise and refine paper topics through extended inquiry.
  • Edit so that grammar, punctuation, style, spelling and mechanics choices enhance rather than distract from the writing.
  • Effectively utilize available word processing technologies to draft and save text.
  • Employ college-level pre-writing, drafting, and revision strategies.
  • Engage the instructor constructively about assessment.
  • Identify the denotative and connotative meanings of words.
  • Incorporate instructor and peer comments into writing.
  • Listen and contribute in group situations.
  • Measure the effectiveness of practices as readers and writers.
  • Organize writing around a controlling idea, or thesis.
  • Question the meaning of assigned texts, and discuss text constructively in class.
  • Seek clarification about assignments when necessary.
  • Understand and effectively respond to assignments as given.

Spring 2019

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to College Writing Runte, Je Books Course details

Fall 2019

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to College Writing Zamarripa, El Books Course details
02 Introduction to College Writing Lapeyrouse-Cherry, Ju Books Course details

Spring 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to College Writing Staff Books Course details