Writing Intensive Instructor Resources
What Do Students Learn in UWS?
As part of the First Year Experience, every Brandeis student takes a topic-based writing course known as the University Writing Seminar (UWS). This course is designed to introduce students to college-level writing and to prepare them for writing in their courses across the disciplines. While it is impossible to teach students everything about all writing in one semester, we strive to approach writing from an interdisciplinary perspective.
- What students learn in UWS
- UWS terminology: Elements of the Academic Essay
- Comparative genre analysis
- Student takeaways
- Overview and courses