The Writing 2-3 course outcomes can be found here.
Writing 2-3 is a course designed to help students become better thinkers, readers, researchers, and writers. With these aims in mind, faculty should note the following guidelines:
A grade of ON is assigned unless a student has done work resulting in a D or E. Students with a grade of ON are guaranteed to receive a grade no lower than C- for Writing 2, even if they receive a grade of D or E for Writing 3.
If a grade is D or E, that grade should be assigned at the end of fall term.
If a grade is E, the student cannot take Writing 3 in the next term and must either enroll in Writing 5 or take Writing 2 the following year.
A student will receive a grade that will be applied retroactively to Writing 2 unless a student's grade is lower than C-.
If a student's grade is D or E, the instructor must assign a final grade for Writing 2, not to be lower than a C-.
If a student fails Writing 3, s/he is allowed to retake Writing 3 if the instructor is willing; otherwise, the student must take Writing 5.
For questions concerning the goals of Writing 2-3, and for discussion of the methods you might employ to meet these goals, you can contact either Karen Gocsik, Director of Writing 2-3 and Executive Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program, or Christiane Donahue, Director of the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.
Last Updated: 10/12/11