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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: Mondays 1:30pm-2:50pm with Dr. Tesla Schaeffer - Application opens March 6

How do I apply?

PWR is currently accepting applications for the spring studio; 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)

Fill Out the Application Form

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