PWR 1 Studio
Do you come from a background where you grew up speaking or writing in a language other than or in addition to English? If so, you may be interested in applying for PWR’s Studio for multilingual writers, a 1-unit credit/no credit companion course for your PWR 1, ESF, or ITALIC 95W section. In the Studio, you'll continue to develop writing strategies to help you become a more confident writer, both in your writing class and in other contexts.
What is the Studio?
The PWR Studio (PWR 1WS) is a productive space where you and other multilingual student writers can practice writing strategies you can use in PWR 1, 2, and beyond. With a focus on group workshopping and individual consultations, the Studio is a 1-unit, credit/no credit course that you take in the same quarter as your PWR 1, ESF, or ITALIC writing section. The Studio has no required coursework or outside-of-class assignments.
In the Studio, you'll work in collaboration with your instructor and a community of other multilingual first-year writers on developing strategies essential to writing situations in PWR 1 and beyond, such as:
- developing your writing style
- interpreting and acting on assignment prompts and instructor feedback
- reading texts critically
- developing your brainstorming and drafting process
- finding, evaluating, and managing sources
- organizing a long essay
- improving your research and revision strategies
When is the Studio next offered?
- Fall quarter 2023 Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:50pm, with Dr. Jennifer Johnson - Application opens August 29
- Winter quarter 2024: Wednesdays 3:30pm-4:50pm with Dr. Norah Fahim - Application opens December 4
- Spring quarter 2024: Wednesdays 1:30pm-2:50pm with Dr. Tesla Schaeffer - Application opens March 6
How do I apply?
Our application period for the spring studio opens on March 6; the deadline for submitting an application is Monday, March 18 at 11:59PM.
When you apply to the Studio, you will be asked to respond to a short series of questions, including:
- Describe your identity as a multilingual writer. Tell us about your experience writing/speaking in more than one language. (200 words max)
- Explain why you would like to enroll in the PWR 1 Studio. What would you like to learn? (200 words max)
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org