Certificate of Achievement in Writing Consultancy

Division: English

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Writing Consultancy. Students completing this certificate will acquire the ability to communicate effective strategies, grounded in writing theory, as they tutor emerging writers; they will be able to communicate productively to a diverse population as they tutor; and they will exhibit proficient academic reading and writing skills themselves.

Program Outcomes

  • Help peers use effective strategies to generate, revise, and edit their writing. Tutoring techniques will be grounded in Writing Center and Composition theory.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in academic reading and writing and be able to articulate writing concepts and rhetorical moves.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse student writers, adjusting interpersonal communication practices to the writers’ needs.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: teaching assistantships; tutoring in composition at the secondary, tertiary, and adult level; editing; publishing.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATE COURSES12
ENGL 001College Reading & Composition4
ENGL 002Logic and Composition3
ENGL 123Intro to Writing Consultancy2
ENGL 124Writing Cons. Theory/Practice2
WEXP 193 LEducation Wrk Exp-1st Sem1
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES4
Select four units from the following courses:
COMM 004Interpersonal Communication3
ENGL 004Composition and Literature3
ENGL 014Creative Writing3
ENGL 125Writing Center Pedagogy2
ENGL 126Research Proj in WC Consulting2
JOUR 001Writing for New Media3.5
LING 111Introduction to Language3
WEXP 194 LEducation Wrk Exp-2nd Sem1
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TOTAL16

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Language Arts Division Chair.