The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.More information
You may submit a WRIT Portfolio to attempt to modify your placement in a Blugold Seminar Course (for example, a student placed in WRIT 114/116 might receive a modified placement to WRIT 118/120). In some cases, the WRIT Portfolio can fulfill the University Writing Requirement altogether. The fee for submitting a WRIT Portfolio is $75 and it is nonrefundable. Submitting a WRIT Portfolio does not guarantee any particular outcome. Your placement might remain the same after portfolio review.
The submission of a WRIT Portfolio is limited to new students and transfer students through the student's second semester at UW-Eau Claire. Portfolios submitted by September 15 and January 15 will be considered during their respective semesters; portfolios submitted after these deadlines will be considered the following semester.
By submitting a WRIT Portfolio, you agree to postpone taking your Blugold Seminar course until the next term (that is, if you submit a WRIT Portfolio by September 15, you will not take a WRIT course in the fall; if you submit by January 15, you will not take a WRIT course in the spring). WRIT Portfolio results will be sent before registration for the next term begins.
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Before you decide to submit a WRIT Portfolio, you should determine your initial placement in WRIT courses at UW-Eau Claire, which you'll receive during summer orientation, or you can determine using your UWENGL placement test score or AP English scores and the information on the WRIT Courses and Placement page. Discuss your placement information with parents/guardians, teachers, guidance counselors, and/or college advisors to determine if you should attempt to modify your placement by submitting a WRIT Portfolio.
Here is a link to a downloadable PDF copy.
___ I like writing and English classes.
___ I generally feel confident about my writing skills.
___ I am confident helping others with their writing.
___ Other relevant attitudes: _____________________________________
___ I have had relatively positive experiences with writing in and out of school.
___ I earned a 3.5 or higher average GPA in my high school English courses.
___ I graduated in the top 10% of my class.
___ I took AP English.
___ I took other college prep classes (AP, IB, other advanced/accelerated courses).
___ I took a college course while still in high school (e.g., dual enrollment, Youth Options, Academic Alliance, CAPP).
___ Other relevant experiences: _____________________________________
___ I easily comprehend long, complex readings on a wide variety of topics and issues.
___ I generally feel comfortable moving through difficult course material at a rapid pace, meeting short deadlines and producing polished writing quickly.
___ I have some familiarity with rhetorical terms and concepts.
___ I am highly competent at summarizing complex texts in academic prose.
___ I am highly competent at finding, evaluating and integrating a variety of source materials into a substantial documented research project.
___ I can accurately assess the strengths and weaknesses of my own writing.
___ Other relevant skills:_____________________________________
If you checked at least half (9) of these boxes across all three categories, you're likely a good candidate for submitting a portfolio. We encourage you to carefully consider these characteristics and to discuss them with parents/guardians and teachers to help you determine if you should submit a WRIT Portfolio.
Elements 2-4 together should total 12 pages minimum. There is no maximum page limit for your portfolio, but you should remain within reasonable limits.
Please remember that all material you submit for the WRIT Portfolio must be your own original work; submitted portfolios will be subject to annual randomized checks for plagiarism. Please know that a lack of familiarity with plagiarism and academic dishonesty, UW System policies for academic integrity, or the Blugold Code does not exempt any student from sanctions for academic dishonesty.
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