Shawn H Wong
Writing papers communicating information and opinion to develop accurate, competent, and effective expression.
"Travel Writing For Travelers"
Students will learn strategies for writing about travel, sense of place, diversity of cultures all in preparation for their own study abroad classes, experiences, and independent travel. For example, students will practice viewing a site or place as text, theater, or some other form.
Student learning goals
Students will advance their writing skills from high school level to college level and/or have a clear idea of what to expect in writing at the college level.
Students will learn to take risks in writing.
Students will learn how to work collaboratively on writing projects.
Students will learn how to critique the work of their classmates.
Students will learn how to "read" information whether it is text, visual, or other.
This class satisfies the UW English Composition requirement and the W-course requirement.
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Students will write essays, do powerpoint presentations, and write peer critiques.
Grades are based on completing all the work in the class, participation in discussion, and short answer exams.