WR 111

WR 111 is a pass/fail course designed to lay the foundation of your academic communication. The course places you in an international group of learners and provides opportunities to explore how individual personality is cultivated in relationship to larger communities through various communicative acts. Practicing specific linguistic and rhetorical conventions, along with a contextualized review of advanced grammar and prose mechanics, will help you achieve the balance of language skills necessary to perform competently the academic writing tasks of college. You will discuss and analyze complex texts of different genres and topics, explore multiple intellectual perspectives, and gain critical insights into people from different national, cultural, social, and linguistic backgrounds. You will also interact with diverse communities on campus and in the Boston area, and work on collaborative writing projects, developing the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of modes. You will thus become a member of a diverse community of writers who learn from and support each other.

WR 111 carries one Hub unit, in The Individual in Community.

Faculty Guide to Teaching WR 111 and WR 112


Next level:WR 112 Academic Writing for ELL 2