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Writing Programs

UBC Extended Learning offers non-credit courses to students who want to develop their academic writing skills.

WRIT 098 (Preparation for University Writing): Writing 098 helps you develop university-level communication and composition skills. It is helpful for people from a variety of backgrounds, including those planning to take university writing courses, such as English 112 or Arts Studies 150, or those who need to write the Language Proficiency Index (LPI). It’s also useful for mature students planning to return to school after an absence and for graduate students who have completed an undergraduate program in a language other than English.
By examining model essays and completing several written assignments, students develop confidence in writing papers and exams. Topics include parts of speech, sentence and paragraph structure, and the writing and revision of at least five in-class essays.
Writing 098 students who meet the course requirements also receive an extended LPI deadline and priority on waiting lists for first-year English courses in September.

WRIT 099 (Advanced Composition): This course is for students who wish to generate, structure, and expand thought-provoking academic arguments while improving their syntax, grammar, and word selection. Through selected readings, and writing assignments, students learn how to shape personal experiences and opinions into compelling essays, develop awareness of what constitutes effective academic writing, and evaluate their own work critically and systematically.

Please note that withdrawal dates for WRIT 098 and WRIT 099 differ from those of UBC credit courses. Please see withdrawal information and policies.


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