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ENGL 146: Tools, Not Rules: English Grammar for Writers
This course provides an introduction to English grammar in context for academic writers. It focuses on the study of language in use, including parts of speech, sentence grammar, paragraph structure, and text cohesion. This course is specifically designed for multilingual students, but native speakers of English may take the course with the approval of the instructor.

ENGL 148: Introduction to Composition
This course is an introductory, three-credit course designed to help students develop basic academic writing skills and beginning familiarity with the reading, thinking, and writing required by college-level work. The course is appropriate for both native speakers and those for whom English is not a first language. Students will develop strategies for reading texts critically and effectively communicating their views orally and in writing. Course goals include acquiring greater ease in organizing, focusing, and developing ideas. Classes are small (12 students) and a great deal of individual tutorial work is provided along with formal instruction.  Topics, readings, and writing assignments vary across individual course sections.

ENGL 180: Writing Tutorial
English 180 is a one-credit writing tutorial class designed to develop students’ expository writing skills through weekly scheduled conferences with a Writing Resource Center Instructor. Goals are to produce clear, well-organized, and mechanically acceptable prose, and to demonstrate learned writing skills throughout the term. Course content is highly individualized based on both the instructor’s initial assessment of the student’s writing and the student’s particular concerns. All students must produce a minimum of 12 pages of finished writing and complete other assignments as designed by the instructor to assist in meeting course goals.

ENROLLMENT: Course times are based on both the student’s schedule and instructor availability. After enrolling, students are responsible for contacting the Writing Resource Center to begin the scheduling process. Students may e-mail writingcenter@case.edu, or call the Director, Dr. Megan Swihart Jewell, at 216-368-3799.


ENGL 183: Academic Writing Studio
This course provides practice and training in formal academic writing in a small-group, workshop environment. Weekly class sessions are supplemented by individual consultations with the instructor to provide targeted support based on each student’s needs and goals.  This class has been developed particularly for international students who have successfully completed FSCC 100 and would like additional writing training as they advance through University Seminars and other writing-intensive classes.

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