WRITE 2 Courses
WRITE 2 classes are seminars, taught by faculty, that fulfill WR 2 for Stanford University's Writing and Rhetoric General Education requirement. They are courses with a dual character: they are classes about a subject; they are also classes about writing and oral presentation. Please note: Enrollment in a WR2 Introductory Seminary is automatic (and handled by the SIS office). If you are enrolled in a WR2 IntroSem you may not also enroll in a PWR 2.
Prerequisite for students: the completion of PWR 1 or other WR 1 course.
Follow the links below for WRITE 2 courses for the 2021-2022 academic year.
- Fall: WRITE 2 Introductory Seminars; ORALCOMM 177
- Winter: WRITE 2 Introductory Seminars; EDUC 141A
- Spring: WRITE 2 Introductory Seminars; ORALCOMM 177
WRITE 2 courses:
- carry at least 3 units of credit
- are generally seminar courses
- provide writing, research, and oral presentation assignments and include opportunities for students to present the results of scholarly inquiry in varying forms (e.g. in print, on the web, before a live audience)
- offer students consistent opportunities for practice and revision of major written assignments and oral presentations, with feedback provided by faculty
- provide instruction in writing and oral communication keyed to standards appropriate to university-level work, including attention to integrating the writing and oral communication instruction with the content of the course
- require that students produce 18-25 pages of writing and 15-20 minutes of speaking
Further, it is recommended that WRITE 2 courses:
- incorporate peer review into the students' process of preparing and revising written assignments and oral presentations
- give students opportunities to work collaboratively on presentations
- supplement feedback from faculty with support or coaching from other sources, which could include videotaping and/or tutoring support from the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking