Department of English

College Writing

College Writing Committee

English 100, 101 and 104 are designed to prepare students for the writing they will have to do in other college classes.  These courses focus on the reading, conversation, revision, editing, and proofreading that produce strong, clear, and interesting academic writing.  Students learn how to understand and think critically about the ideas and language of others and how to develop and articulate their own ideas about what they have read and heard.


What to expect from College Writing

A Writer's Reference, Diana Hacker

Grading criteria

What is my Instructor looking for in my writing?

Former College Writing Students give advice

Where to get help

Avoiding plagiarism

   USM Office of Community Standards

   USM Libraries

Academic Strategies






Information for instructors can be found on the College Writing Blackboard site.