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Supplemental Writing Courses (SWC)

ENGL 96: Writing and Rhetoric Tutorial
Directed, weekly practice in writing in a laboratory environment. Open to all students enrolled in ENGL 133 or ENGL 134; required for students enrolled in the Writing and Rhetoric Stretch Program during the second quarter of the sequence, 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

Writing Consultations 

January 8 - March 21 

Spring Quarter WPE Dates 

April 11, 17, and 21

*Click here for WPE preparatory resources.
 

 

Writing Consultations

The University Writing & Rhetoric Center offers free writing consultations to all Cal Poly students. Students may visit one of three locations and work with a consultant for thirty or sixty minutes.  *Note: the center is no longer located in Building 10, Room 138; the center's main location is now in Kennedy Library, Room 111C. Click here for more information.

English Placement

The CSU determines four levels of English placement based on multiple measures of students' pre-college performance. Students placed in both Category III and Category IV are required to complete a two-quarter stretch sequence of English composition. Category IV students are also required to complete Early Start English prior to enrolling in the two-quarter stretch sequence. More information is available here.

Graduation Writing Requirement

The GWR must be fulfilled by all Cal Poly students who are seeking a degree, including a Master's degree or teaching credential.  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.