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WCWP 100

Academic Writing

The purpose of Warren Writing 100 is to enable undergraduate transfer students, through intensive practice, to read and write academic arguments in preparation for their work in various academic disciplines. It is required of all Warren College transfer students.

Prerequisite: Completion of IGETC, or equivalent transfer agreement.  Open to Warren College students only. (Letter grade only.)

Each year, all classes focus on a single topic for the 100 course, and writing assignments are consistent across all sections. The topic for 2016-2017 is "Writing and the Workplace." Six sections are offered in Fall and Winter, and four are offered in Spring. There will be no summer sections in 2017. 

Transfer students who have completed a lower-division writing course at another college do not need to take WCWP 10A or 10B. Most transfer students only need to take WCWP 100. It does not matter when it is taken, but it is recommended you complete the course within your first year at UCSD. Students with less than 90 units are blocked from enrolling. Please contact Warren Writing with your PID for clearance.

Required texts:  Michaels, F. S. Monoculture: How One Story is Changing Everything. Red Clover Press. 2011.

"WCWP 100: Academic Writing Reader" (Course Reader).

These can be purchased at the UCSD Bookstore

2016-2017 Topic

"Writing and the Workplace"

Are work goals more important than other goals? How are they related to educational goals? How closely are our identities tied to our work and education? And what role does happiness play in the pursuit of our goals?

In this course, we’ll consider these questions as we analyze the relationship between education and work. We’ll explore the history of this relationship, as well as how technology has changed it in the modern world. We’ll also consider how resumes, oral presentations, and our own professional personas help us develop professional identities and find meaning in work.

WCWP 100 enables you and your peers, through intensive practice, to read and write arguments in various academic disciplines. In our courses, you will learn to analyze arguments; to make thoughtful decisions and connections based on that analysis; to practice all aspects of the writing process; to generate ideas for writing; to make an original claim that is informed by multiple sources; to incorporate premises and evidence to support that claim; to integrate your sources effectively; to cite sources appropriately and correctly; to weigh various kinds of feedback and effectively revise; to develop the ability to reflect on your own thinking and writing; and to use what you learn on future writing projects (both academic and professional).

Inquiry of this nature forms the central pillar of academic and professional work in all disciplines. New ideas arise through a time-honored process: reading the extant conversation, raising interesting questions about it, gathering the best possible evidence, and ultimately redirecting the conversation in a new and original way—relating your ideas through arguments that are clear, persuasive, and logically sound. As a student in WCWP 100, you will cultivate these same practices, with the goal of better preparing to enter a 21st-century research university and information economy whose coin of the realm is innovation.

Fall 2016 Schedule

Section # Days Time Bldg/Room Instructor
007 883705 MW 2:00-3:20 MCGIL 2315 Keith McCleary
002 875041 MW 3:30-4:50 MCGIL 2315 Keith McCleary
003 875042 MW 5:00-6:20 MCGIL 2315 Keith McCleary
004 875043 TR 12:30-1:50 HSS 1106A Mark Young
005 875044 TR 2:00-3:20 SSB 106 Adam Veal
006 875045 TR 5:00-6:20 MCGIL 2315 Adam Veal

Winter 2017 Schedule

Section # Days Time Bldg/Room Instructor
A00 888984 TR 11:00-12:20 SSB 106 Adam Veal
B00 888985 TR 12:30-1:50 SSB 106 Adam Veal
C00 888986 TR 2:00-3:20 SSB 106 Mark Young
D00 888987 MW 9:30-10:50 SSB 106 TBD
E00 888988 MW 11:00-12:20 SSB 106 TBD
F00 888989 MW 12:30-1:50 SSB 106 Keith McCleary
G00 894102 MW 3:30-4:50 SSB 106 Keith McCleary
H00 894103 MW 5:00-6:20 SSB 106 Keith McCleary


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