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1 Elon Eng 110: College Writing Formal Project #1 By: Sarah Rawls Summer 2010

2 Question #1 What college or university did you study? Describe its academic environment or philosophy, as you understand it.

3 Question #2 Does the college have A writing program?Yes A single writing course or several writing courses?Yes Writing-intensive courses?Yes Other courses that include a writing component?Yes

4 Question #2 cont. UNC Chapel Hill’s Writing Program: The Writing Program offers the following courses: English 100: Basic Writing English 100 English 101: English Composition and Rhetoric, semester 1 English 101 English 102: English Composition and Rhetoric, semester 2 English 102 English 102i: Writing in the Disciplines, a discipline-specific, alternative 102 course English 102i: Writing in the Disciplines

5 Question #3 Looking at one of the above areas (writing program, writing course[s], or writing –intensive course), What seems to be considered successful or effective or good writing? How do you know? What kinds of writing are students expected to do? How is writing graded or evaluated? Describe one assignment that you find interesting, confusing, or simply typical of the kind of writing expected at this college.

6 Question #3 cont. What seems to be considered successful or effective or good writing? That depends on the class you are taking. Special sections of Eng 102: Humanities Natural Sciences Social Sciences Business Law

7 Question #3 cont. How do you know? Humanities: “Students will practice interpretive and reflective writing tasks that entail culture and its artifacts, and will learn the skills and versatility needed to write effectively in the Humanities.”

8 Question #3 cont. What kinds of writing are students expected to do? How is writing graded or evaluated?

9 Question #3 cont. Describe one assignment that you find interesting, confusing, or simply typical of the kind of writing expected at this college. First Year Seminar: Economic Saints and Villains Explores economic activities in sixteenth century England to nineteenth century United States through plays, novels and films.

10 Question #4 What did you learn by completing this assignment? How does college writing compare to writing you’ve done before? How is it similar? How is it different? How can you prepare for this kind of writing? What else did you learn? UNC Chapel Hill has ESL for graduate students.

11 Question #5 What can you, my classmates, learn from my research? College has a variety of resources to help you with writing.

12 Resources First year writing courses: courses courses Writing Center: Writing Program: humanities-vs-social-sciences/ humanities-vs-social-sciences/ Ph.D. comic about the Humanities: humanities-vs-social-sciences/ humanities-vs-social-sciences/

13 Resources cont. UNC Chapel Hill (old well and logo) picture: Cat picture: college-essay-writing-help-to-use-humor-or-to-you- know-not/ college-essay-writing-help-to-use-humor-or-to-you- know-not/ Hey dudes! Picture: First Year Seminar: 0Course%20Descriptions%20as%20of% pdf 0Course%20Descriptions%20as%20of% pdf

14 Resources cont. UNC Chapel Hill’s mission statement: Our mission is to serve as a center for research, scholarship, and creativity and to teach a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to become the next generation of leaders. Through the efforts of our exceptional faculty and staff, and with generous support from North Carolina’s citizens, we invest our knowledge and resources to enhance access to learning and to foster the success and prosperity of each rising generation. We also extend knowledge-based services and other resources of the University to the citizens of North Carolina and their institutions to enhance the quality of life for all people in the State. With lux, libertas—light and liberty—as its founding principles, the University has charted a bold course of leading change to improve society and to help solve the world’s greatest problems.


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