Independent Writing (English '57 Series)

In this independent "create your own writing course" (English 157, 257, or 357), you explore one or more kinds of writing in one-on-one sessions with a peer consultant. You meet weekly and receive one pass/fail English credit as you improve your writing skills.

We designed the course to let you explore your writing talents and interests. With the help of your consultant, you design the content of the course. You may concentrate on any type of writing you choose. At any time during the course, you may change directions and explore another type of writing.

In this course you can write

  • Short stories
  • Poetry
  • Essays
  • Letters to the editor
  • Fan fiction
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Anything else you want

What to do:

  1. Register for English 157, 257, or 357 on the timetable
  2. Visit the Tutoring-Learning Center during the first week of classes to arrange an orientation and a weekly appointment
  3. Attend each week with new or revised writing

Most of all, have fun

We designed this course to let you grow and explore your writing style. We hope that you will further develop your ability to express yourself as well as to inform, entertain, and persuade others.

Good luck in your writing this semester!

If you want more information on the English '57 Series courses, please contact Prof. Lynn Ludwig (