Summer Enrichment Writing Workshop

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Summer Enrichment Writing Workshop (SEWW) is designed to help incoming freshmen who are placed into a preparatory writing course advance their writing placement before coming to UIC in the fall. Structured as an online workshop, SEWW gives students the opportunity to write projects in two different genres; brush up on their grammar, note-taking, critical reading, and study skills; work with the online learning platforms used at UIC; and learn about the drafting and revising process that's crucial to success in English 160. Students who placed into ENGL 060, ENGL 070, or ENGL 071 as a result of the Writing Placement Exam will have the chance to petition for a higher course placement through a writing portfolio process at the end of the workshop. In SEWW, you will get to know your instructors, gain experience in the writing you'll be doing in your first year, and get familiar with UIC so you'll begin the fall semester fully equipped to succeed!

PROGRAM DATES

June 22-July 29, 2021 (6-week program)

July 6-August 12, 2021 (6-week program)

PROGRAM DAYS AND TIMES

Tuesday and Thursday
9-12 pm OR 2-5 pm

ONLINE COURSE PLATFORM

Online Course Platform: Blackboard Collaborate


TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS
Required: Computer with camera, microphone, and reliable internet access. Note: tablets and smartphones can be used for joining and participating in online class sessions, but they may not be adequate for completing all workshop assignments.Recommended: Headphones with microphone

WHO SHOULD REGISTER?

Incoming freshmen who were placed into ENGL 060, ENGL 070, or ENGL 071 through their Writing Placement Exam are eligible to take the workshop for the opportunity to receive a higher course placement.

REGISTRATION

English 071 Placement
Day(s): Tuesday and Thursday
Time(s): 9:00 am – 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

English 060 or English 070 Placement
Day(s): Tuesday and Thursday
Time(s): 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Aaron Krall
Department of English
University Hall, Room 2003
Chicago, IL 60607
Email: akrall@uic.edu