Writing Placement

At Lasell College, students in their first semester take a Writing I course. Students can choose either ENG 101 Writing I or ENG 101 Writing I Workshop

Writing I Course Descriptions:

ENG 101 Writing I: In this course, students gain understanding of and confidence in effective writing. Students will write in several different genres such as narrative, analysis, digital writing, annotated bibliography, researched argument and/or collaborative writing. The course emphasizes writing as a process and focuses on the rhetorical choices writers make.

ENG 101 Writing I Workshop:: In this course, students gain understanding of and confidence in effective writing. Students will write in several different genres such as narrative, analysis, digital writing, annotated bibliography, researched argument and/or collaborative writing. The course emphasizes writing as a process and focuses on the rhetorical choices writers make. Students are provided with time during class to work on their writing while the instructor and a peer writing consultant are present to provide assistance.

FAQ

What is the difference between ENG 101 Writing I and ENG 101 Writing I Workshop?
Both courses have the same requirements for the number, length, and type of assignments. ENG 101 Writing I Workshop meets for an extended amount of time so that students have the opportunity to work on their writing with the instructor and a peer writing consultant present to answer questions, read over material, and offer suggestions.

What are the benefits of taking ENG 101 Writing I Workshop?
ENG 101 Writing I Workshop was created based on feedback from Lasell College students as a way to make the writing process less stressful and more enjoyable. The amount of work that is required for ENG 101 Writing I and ENG 101 Writing I Workshop is the same, but in ENG 101 Writing I Workshop more time is spent during class to assist students with written assignments. Students are able work on their writing during class with real time support from the writing instructor and peer writing consultant thereby reducing the amount of out of class time on assignments

Who should take ENG 101 Writing I Workshop?
All students can benefit from ENG 101 Writing I Workshop. It is ideal for students who:

  • Want to effectively manage busy sports and work schedules and family commitments
  • Want to develop strategies for managing their time
  • Want more one-on-one time with their instructor
  • Want extra time to work on class assignments
  • Want to get an early jump on starting writing assignments

Please click here to continue to the Writing Program Placement Form where you will be asked to select which course you plan to take in the fall.