Do you have difficulty writing or even beginning university-level essays and other important documents? If so, this is the course for you. Through class discussions, selected readings and carefully-designed in-class exercises and writing assignments you improve your syntax, grammar and word selection, and you become more comfortable with the writing process and with putting your thoughts onto the page. Learn how to shape your ideas into compelling language, develop awareness of what constitutes effective academic writing, and evaluate your own work critically and systematically. This course is especially useful to students planning to take first-year English or those returning to university after an absence, as well as to those in the wider community who want to sharpen their writing and composition skills.
Note: The withdrawal deadline for Writing 099 differs from that of regular credit courses. See our Policies page for details on the Writing Program's withdrawal policies.
This course can be applied to the UBC Certificate in Professional Communication.
This course is offered 100% online.