Writing-Intensive Course Proposal
(Use a separate sheet if necessary)
Course number: ____ Title: ______________________________
Date first offered __
Instructor: _____________ Expected Enrollment: ____
Gen. Ed. Requirement? Y __ N__
a) What kinds of writing will be assigned in the course? What purposes will they serve (e.g., developing fluency, generating discussion, promoting critical thinking skills, reporting or summarizing findings, evaluating)? Estimate the length of each assignment.
b) What percentage of the final grade in the course will be determined by grades on written assignments (e.g., papers, journals, essay exams, lab reports, informal writings)?
c) If you have already designed any course materials related to writing (e.g., explanations of assignments, syllabus with assignments, sample papers, critique sheets), please enclose copies.
a) How will the various assignments be sequenced to encourage the development of writing skills (e.g., short to long, single skill to multiple skills, summary to analysis, simple to complex understanding)?
b) How will you prepare the student to write (e.g., oral and written explanations of assignments, class discussions of the topic or of writing, group or individual brainstorming, informal writing)?
c) How will you help students with the process of writing (e.g., meeting with individual students, responding to drafts, providing models of good writing, promoting peer response)?
d) How will you respond to the finished product (e.g., required or optional revision, conferences, marginal comments, grades, class discussion, publication for class)?