Writing, Speaking,
and Argument Program

Faculty and Instructors

Guidelines for Writing a WRT 105 Description

What to know before you begin conceptualizing your course description:

Before writing your own description, familiarize yourself with the general description of WRT 105, as well as the individual section descriptions listed on the Registrar’s course site.

Key Questions Your Description should Answer for your Student Audience

See also information on selecting themes.

Common Problems

How to Begin

One way to approach the course description, and your course in general, is to brainstorm a few related questions or problems that might outline the broad focus of your class.

Before you begin writing your course description, take a look at a variety of current course descriptions. Take note of what is similar across disciplines, find one that you like, and decide what it is you like about it.

For consistency, all descriptions should: