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ENGLWRIT 112

College Writing


  • C1 - CPE Regular Semester Schedule (9/5-12/12)
  • Online

  • Gen Ed: 'CW'
  • Fee:  $1,170 ($390/credit, 3 credits)
  • 41618, Lecture 1

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  • Patricia Matthews
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How to Enroll

ENGLWRIT 112 (College Writing) is a first-year college-level writing course designed to help students expand their ability to write essays for academic, civic, and personal purposes and to develop their rhetorical awareness to write effectively in new social contexts. Based on the assumption that writing is a social activity, this course requires active engagement in the writing process, including pre-writing, peer review, revision, and editing. Students write five essays. This is the only course at UMass Amherst which satisfies the General Education College Writing (CW) requirement. Prerequisite: Placement into ENGLWRIT 112 through the Writing Placement Exam or a passing grade in ENGLWRIT 111 Basic Writing. May not be taken Pass/Fail.

Registration preference given to students in UWW,and HTM online programs. Placement test and permission required (http://www.umass.edu/writingprogram/geninfo/placement.html). After August 15th, open to all students. Contact Writing Program (apbello@acad.umass.edu) with questions about  registration.


Undergrads with ENGLWRIT 111 (or adequate performance on Writing Program placement test).


  • Last Day to:
  • Register 9/18, Drop 9/18, Withdraw 10/19

Refund Schedule:
Full refund through 9/18, 50% 10/19 (registration fee not refundable)
No refund after 10/19

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