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Wisconsin Writer’s Academy

Wisconsin Writer’s Academy

Online College Writing Prep Course

Rolling registration is available – register anytime!

Cost: $199

Registration Deadline: For incoming Fall 2022 students, registration is preferred by August 8, 2022.

Improve your writing by enrolling in the Wisconsin Writers Academy!

This course will better prepare all incoming students for college-level writing.

Successful completion of the Writing Academy course allows incoming UW Oshkosh students who place into Writing 99 to request an evaluation of work completed and a review of their writing placement.

The course is self-paced and consists of 5 modules. Students have 5 weeks to complete the coursework. The course will be delivered using the Canvas learning platform, the same system utilized for University of Wisconsin classes. The course consists of short video lectures and short writing assignments. Writing coaches from the UW Oshkosh Writing Center will assist you along the way.

The course outline is as follows:

Module A: Using Information

  • Annotation: How to make your own notes in a source
  • Quoting: Using another’s exact words
  • Paraphrasing: Putting material into your own words

 Module B: Sources You Can Trust (Reliability)

  • Entering the conversation
  • Who and what to “trust”
  • Signal Phrases another way (using authority to show how you know)

Module C: Writing paragraphs that help academic readers

  • Writing that does favors for writers vs. writing that does favors for readers (different types of academic paragraphs)

Module D: Giving credit to others’ ideas

  • Why cite information?
  • MLA in-text citations
  • MLA Works Cited Page

Module E: Getting Good at “Grammar”

  • What we mean by “grammar” and how to get “good” at it
  • Understanding sentence structure and punctuation
  • Identifying wrong words (a common error!)

Questions: If you have questions or would like more information, please call Online and Continuing Education at (920) 424-1129 or email Please notify us if you need special assistance and/or accommodations. All requests will be kept confidential.

UW Oshkosh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.