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Course Goals

Welcome to College Writing! Englwrit 112 is the only course that satisfies the university’s CW requirement; a fundamental part of your general education at UMass Amherst, this course emphasizes critical thinking and communication, consideration of plural perspectives, and self-reflection on one’s learning.


More specifically, the purpose of College Writing is to help you grow and stretch yourself as a college writer—for academic assignments and also for the writing demands in your personal, professional, and civic lives. In this course, you’ll examine how writing is a communicative act that always occurs within a particular context, and you’ll gain practice writing for different purposes in multiple contexts.

Course objectives

By writing, reading, and engaging in discussion in this course, you’ll improve your ability to

For more information on College Writing, see the standard syllabus.

 

 
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