Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

First-year writing

Writing and Library Science Department

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Swenson Hall 3061
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8195

Writing and Library Science Department

First-year writing

First-year writing at UW-Superior offers students small, workshop-style courses that aim to build on students' literacy skills and experiences. We introduce rhetorical principles and writing processes that allow students to approach various texts as critical readers and confident writers.

Course Descriptions
WRIT 099: Fundamentals of Writing. Fundamentals of academic writing: active reading strategies, writing processes, revision, audience awareness, full development of ideas, adherence to rules of standard edited English.

WRIT 101: College Writing I. Reading, response, and creation of personal, public, professional, and academic discourses. Emphasis on writing process.

WRIT 102: College Writing II. Critical reading, research, and writing academic arguments. Emphasis on documentation and citation.

Placement in first-year writing can be determined in several ways: by ACT or SAT score or by Wisconsin English Placement Test (WEPT) Score. This chart shows the cut score for each placement method:

ACT English

SAT Verbal


WRIT Course Placement

18 and lower

489 and lower

365 and lower

WRIT 099: Fundamentals of Writing




WRIT 101:

College Writing I

26 and higher

610 and higher

546 and higher

WRIT 102:

College Writing II



Credit for Prior Learning
UW-Superior accepts two types of Credit for Prior Learning for first-year writing courses:

CLEP: Students may test for credit in both WRIT 101 and 102; see Student Support Services for more information or to schedule an exam time.

AP: Students who score a 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement exam in Language & Composition or Literature & Composition can transfer them to UW-Superior. These credits translate into credit for WRIT 101. Information on other AP credits can be found here.

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