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Wisconsin Writer’s Academy

Wisconsin Writer’s Academy

Online College Writing Prep Course

Upcoming Dates and Registration Information

Launching Spring 2022!

Cost: $199

Improve your writing by enrolling in the Wisconsin Writers Academy!

Successful completion of the Writing Academy course offers incoming UW Oshkosh students the opportunity to move ahead in required writing coursework, for those who place into Writing 99. It also will better prepare all incoming students for college-level writing.

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, short assignments, and quizzes. 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
  • APA in-text citations
  • How to use a citation generator correctly
  • MLA Works Cited Page
  • APA References Page

Module E: Getting Good at “Grammar”

  • What we mean by “grammar” and how to get “good” at it
  • Editing
  • Proofreading (grammar, spelling, mechanics/punctuation)