Upper Division Writing

About Upper Division Writing

About Upper Division Writing

Upper division writing (the W course requirement) at UW Tacoma is a branch of the UWP that is taught across the curriculum in various courses and disciplines. Here we offer the common writing requirements for any course that meets the W course requirement. This means students can expect similar kinds of writing expectations and experiences in any W course, even though those courses may have very different goals and content taught. The writing portion of these courses must adhere to the common curricular elements identified on this site. Also, for teachers, there are teaching materials that may offer ways to accomplish some of these W course guidelines. For students of W courses, there are student resources here that provide additional writing help, however, individual course and teacher expectations may vary, so it’s important to talk to the teacher of the course in question for specific writing expectations and guidelines. 

W Course Guidelines
Note that these are the 2008 Guidelines.  Newer guidelines on other pages of this site are currently under review as of Spring 2017.