Course code:



A - Advanced

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • ED - Educational Studies
  • W - Writing

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This course not only gives students knowledge and understanding of rhetorical theory and practice so they can work effectively with developing writers, but also provides them with a teaching toolbox: reviews of grammar, methods of evaluating writing, and strategies for teaching exposition, argument, and persuasion.

Students put this knowledge to practical use by working as peer tutors in the Writing Center.

Students participate in this course for one academic year and receive one credit.

In addition to Williams’ Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace and Irmscher’s Teaching Expository Writing, students read numerous articles from College Composition and Communication, College English, The Writing Instructor, Language Arts, English Journal, and Research in the Teaching of English as well as a text dealing with teaching writing in their specialty, e.g. Writing Themes about Literature or a Short Guide to Writing about Biology.


Working knowledge of grammar and usage, excellent writing skills, ability to work closely with people, and signature of faculty member in writing or education.

Always visit the Registrar's Office for the official course catalog and schedules.