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Supplemental Writing Courses (SWC)

ENGL 103: Writing and Rhetoric Tutorial
Directed, weekly practice in writing in a laboratory environment. Open to all students enrolled in ENGL 134. Required of all students scoring below 147 on the English Placement Test (EPT). Students scoring below 147 must enroll in the Writing and Rhetoric Stretch Program and take ENGL 103 during the second quarter of the stretch class, concurrently with ENGL 133 or ENGL 134. Not for baccalaureate credit. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 laboratory.
 

ENGL 150: Writing Tutorial
Guided discussion and practice of writing strategies for students seeking support for writing-related coursework and/or the GWR. Weekly, individualized and group sessions with a peer writing consultant offering feedback based on the audience, purpose, and context of a writing task. Open to all students. Credit/No Credit only. 1 activity. This course is repeatable for a total credit limited to 4 units. 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Tutors Available  

April 09 - June 14

 

Spring WPE Dates 

April 18, 22, 26, & 27

 

WPE Workshops

April 12: 8-10 pm
April 13: 8-10 pm
April 14: 12-2 pm

 

Writing Consultations

The University Writing & Rhetoric Center offers free writing consultations to all Cal Poly students.  Students may visit one of four locations and work with a consultant for thirty or sixty minutes.  Plan ahead and visit with a writing consultant before a writing project due date to make the most of your visit!

English Placement Test (EPT)

On the basis of pre-college exam scores, students are deemed ready, conditionally ready, or not ready for college-level coursework.  The CSU requires conditionally ready first-year students to show that they are exempt from English remediation before they can enroll in ENGL 133 or 34. Any student who does not clear a conditional status is placed in writing courses to prepare them for academic success on campus. If developmental coursework is required, students must fulfill the yearlong stretch course by the end of the first year or risk disqualification. 

Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)

The GWR must be fulfilled by all Cal Poly students who are seeking a degree, including Master's degree and teaching credentials.  Undergraduate students must complete 90 units before they can fulfill the requirement and should fulfill the requirement before the senior year.  Visit the GWR page for more information on how to complete this requirement.