Preparing you for excellence
Students in Blugold Seminar courses work closely with expert instructors who have specialized training in teaching first-year writing. Small class sizes mean you get highly individualized attention from supportive Blugold Seminar faculty. Support for student learning in the Blugold Seminar is also provided by the Center for Writing Excellence and the McIntyre Library. You’ll complete this course having developed additional skills in reading, writing, rhetoric, and research that will allow you to meet and exceed academic expectations at UW-Eau Claire.
Special features of Blugold Seminar
Small class size (WRIT 114 has 15 students; WRIT 116 has 20 students; WRIT 118 and 120 have 22 students); Standard curriculum for WRIT 114/116/118/120 (based on four main learning goals: rhetorical knowledge, inquiry and research, writing craft, and digital literacy); Multimedia components (allowing students the opportunity to compose in different media and digital genres); Theme-based (drawing on the expertise of the professors and the interests of the students); Research-oriented (teaching students how to do college-level research and documented writing projects); Rhetoric-focused (providing rhetorical concepts and knowledge applicable to all fields and majors).
University writing requirements
completing a Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing course (WRIT 114, WRIT 116, WRIT 118, or WRIT 120) with a grade of C (not C-) or above achieving a suitable score on the English Placement Test (UW-ENGL) achieving a suitable score on an exam such as the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition or Advanced Placement English Language and Composition exams achieving a suitable score on the University Writing Program Portfolio, or transferring equivalent coursework, approved by the English Department.
Nicole | Elementary Education majorI am grateful that the University offers this course because I believe it is beneficial for all students. Not feeling like just another number, but being known by your fellow classmates and professor by your name is great. This class can make a difference in a student’s college experience.
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