Writing101 is a 13-week course that runs twice yearly, with a new group of students each time. The Fall Writing course goes from September to December, and the Spring Writing course from January to April. Classes are once a week on Tuesday evenings, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at UBC.
In this course, we learn about and practise writing in many genres. Each evening, a new teacher presents a different genre of writing. The first 30-minutes of class provide an opportunity for students to read aloud their work and get feedback from peers and staff. During class, students will have regular writing exercises based in the lesson of the evening. Writing tutors are available before each class, giving students the opportunity to get one-to-one feedback on their writing. There will be writing assignments most evenings, and any writing submitted will be returned with feedback the following class.
By the end of the course, students will have learned the vocabulary and practices of writing for personal, creative, academic and professional purposes, helping to organize, revise and style writing with new levels of expertise.