Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program Petition to Satisfy PWR with a Course Other Than WRT 105
Most students satisfy the Primary Writing Requirement by taking WRT 105, Reasoning and Writing in the College. If you believe you are already a proficient college-level writer and you have not already attempted to take WRT 105, you may petition to satisfy the Primary Writing Requirement (PWR) with a University of Rochester course other than WRT 105. To fulfill the PWR in a timely manner, we strongly encourage you to petition by the end of your first year of matriculation-you may file a Substitution Petition prior to your first semester at the College. Students who petition later jeopardize their ability to complete academic program requirements on schedule.
Before proceeding, and to increase your chances of submitting a successful petition, take the time to read "What Constitutes a Succesful Petition". Reading the materials will increase the likelihood that your petition will be successful. Click on the button at the upper-right corner of your screen to access these notes.
**If you need technical help with this form. Please email the Writing and Speaking Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the petitioning process, please contact the placement coordinator at email@example.com.
Using the box below, please upload the following:
- a cover letter that assesses the strengths and weaknesses of your writing with reference to the criteria at http://writing.rochester.edu/courses/alternativecriteria.html,
- copies of at least two academic, argumentative papers, at LEAST one of which should be an argumentative research paper, with instructor comments in place if possible (please feel free to submit additional writing that you believe meets our criteria), and
- the question or assignment sheet to which you responded (if possible).
You may submit writing samples from high school courses or previous college courses.
To upload files, drag and drop them into the upload box, or browse for them and then select them. Please be sure to click the "Start Upload" button to upload your files. To remove a specific file, click the "cancel" button beside the file.