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Transitioning from High School to University Writing

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Transitioning from High School to University Writing
The University Writing Center
The Learning Commons at PCL
M-Th 10-8; F 10-4;
Sun 1-7
512-471-6222
The University Writing Center
Anyone enrolled in a UT class
One-on-one expert writing help
45 minute personalized consultations
Any piece of writing at any stage
Non-directive
Non-evaluative
Diagnostic outside readers
Today's Agenda
Questions?

Comments?

Concerns?
Thanks!
University Writing Center
PCL 2.330 - 512-471-6222 - uwc.utexas.edu
Created by Phil Tiemeyer, Scott Blackwood, Chris LeCluyse, Eliana Schonberg, Sue Mendelsohn, Allison Perlman, Shelley Powers, Lisa Leit, Andy Jones, Paige Normand, Brian Gatten, Elizabeth Goins, and Tom Lindsay.

Last updated by Lamiyah Bahrainwala, June 2014
Information, writing help, teaching resources, and
online appointment-scheduling
available at:
uwc.utexas.edu
Writing in
Process
Preparation
Creation
Revision
Individual
Non-linear
Flexibile
Lengthy
For consultations...
Make an appointment (
online
at uwc.utexas.edu),
Or walk in.
Be sure to bring...
The writing prompt or assignment description,
Your brainstorming notes,
Your current draft,
Instructor comments,
And/or any other materials related to the piece of writing.
Bank of stock frames:
In High School...
Did you feel you were a successful writer?
Why or why not?
What did your teachers expect of you?
What made an "A" paper?
At UT Austin...
Do you expect to be a successful writer?
Why or why not?
What will your instructors expect of you?
What will make an "A" paper?
Do you have any anxieties or concerns?
Myths
About College Writing
1.
Only writers with remedial problems need feedback.
2.
Good writers write quickly and effortlessly.
3.
Good writers know what they want to say when they start writing.
Myths
About College Writing
4.
Readers want black and white explanations.
5.
Simple, direct language sounds dumb.
6.
Longer is better.
7.
Using "I" is always bad.
Myths
About College Writing
8.
The 5-paragraph essay works for all assignments.
9.
Changing your writing style for your audience is "selling out."
10.
Smart, savvy writers don't follow rules.
?
What are the
logistics
and
disciplinary standards
associated with this assignment?
Who is my
audience
? What do they
want
or
need
from me as a writer?
What is my
assignment prompt
asking me to do? How is it different from other prompts?
What is the
genre
of this assignment? Lab report, analytic essay, research paper, etc.
What does this genre
require
? Research, persuasiveness, objectivity, etc.
What kind(s) of
research
do I need to do? Where can I go to do this research?
What kind(s) of
evidence
do I need? Rich description, experimental data, etc.
What kind of
scholarly conversation
am I joining?
What are the
formatting
and
citation requirements
for this paper? MLA, APA, etc.
How much time and flexibility can or should I allow myself to
revise
?
What
personal resources
do I have at my disposal? TA, UWC, PCL, instructor, etc.
College Writing
Assume nothing.
Be conscientious and inclusive.
When in doubt,
ask
.
Seek feedback and
revise
.
Rules to Live By:
High school writing vs. college writing
Myths about college writing
Approaching college writing: the critical questions
Rules to Live By
What should my
voice
,
tone
, and level of
formality
be?
Approaching College Writing:
The Critical Questions
Be flexible!
PCL Learning Commons Resources

The Public Speaking Center

UT Librarians by appointment

UT Libraries "Chat with a librarian"

The University Writing Center
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