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Targeted Learning Communities
Are you taking a reading- or writing-intensive class? Is English your second, third, or fourth language? Consider joining a Targeted Learning Community (TLC) in the Odegaard Writing & Research Center!
Open Writing Circles
For many, working on a long-term project can be an unfamiliar, isolating, and daunting process. So, the Odegaard Writing & Research Center Open Writing Circles program is proud to open a shared space for students with the primary goal of writing and sharing strategies together. We welcome projects such as dissertations, Master’s theses, senior theses, research proposals, journal articles, and creative writing. This space will be facilitated by OWRC graduate tutors; at the start of each session we will set individual writing goals and, at the end, we will check-in to debrief about the day’s writing process and set goals for the week. Secondary goals will be generated with participants and there will be a graduate tutor available to discuss writing strategies. Regular participation is strongly encouraged, but you are free to drop-in.
The OWRC's Dissertation Retreat brings together a group of graduate students who are interested in making significant progress on their dissertations during the interim between Spring and Summer Quarters with a supportive group of tutors and librarians.
"As gateways to academic reading, research, and writing at the University of Washington, all Expository Writing Program courses are designed around a set of shared learning outcomes. These outcomes articulate the need for students to develop and practice the skills and habits that are foundational to academic writing and to recognize how to adapt these skills and habits for the varied demands of university-wide writing that students will encounter."
"A two-year Master of Fine Arts program offering degrees in poetry and prose. The program admits only ten to twelve students each year, which allows us to fully fund all accepted M.F.A. candidates through Teaching Assistantships in composition and creative writing, fellowships and an editorial position at The Seattle Review, our nationally-distributed literary journal. In addition, qualified applicants will be considered for the Pollock/GO-MAP Fellowship, a two-year fellowship for students of color and students from other underrepresented groups."
"A winner of the Brotman award for instructional excellence, the University of Washington Interdisciplinary Writing Program offers expository writing courses linked with lecture courses in various disciplines.These writing courses are designed to help students improve their writing skills while further exploring ideas and materials assigned in the lecture courses. Assignments in a writing link always draw on materials from the accompanying lecture course, and often include drafts of papers submitted in the lecture course."
HCDE 231 Introduction to Communication in HCDE
Examines fundamentals of researching, writing, and presenting technical information for diverse audiences and purposes. Students learn to conduct secondary research; design and present information written and orally; revise for content, organization, and style; and work individually and collaboratively in teams. Assignments are framed around ethical and sustainable human-centered design practices. Prerequisite: English Composition Course.