Welcome Transfer Students!
No matter what your major or career goals, writing will be important to your success.
The Department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies (WRS) is here to help you become an effective
and flexible writer in your U classes and beyond. WRS has put together this guide
to writing resources on campus to help you get started and enjoy your college experience.
Members of the Transfer Research Team presenting at the 2017 Conference on College
Composition and Communication. From left to right: Justin Whitney, Kelly Corbray, Sandra Salazar-Hernandez, Shauna
Edson, Nathan Lacy, Westin Porter, Claudia Sauz, Nic Contreras, Assistant Professor Christie Toth. Fall 2018 Writing Courses for Transfer Students
is an upper-division course designed specifically for students who are new to the
U and have completed the Writing 1010/2010 requirement elsewhere. This course seeks
to build on the strengths many transfer students bring to writing— adaptability, rhetorical
awareness, and a sense of audience beyond the University—while providing an opportunity
to learn about expectations and resources for Writing 3020 (volante en Español) writing in your major . If you have not yet selected a major, this course is a chance to explore one or
more disciplines of interest before committing to a program of study. Writing 3020
also offers an opportunity to connect with peers, faculty, staff, and campus resources
in order to make the most of the academic and professional opportunities available
to undergraduates at the U.
Writing 3020 was designed based on ideas and feedback from nearly 200 transfer students across
the University of Utah campus. The 3-credit course fulfills the upper-division Communication
& Writing (CW) and Humanities Exploration (HF) general education requirements; for
WRS majors, it also fulfills the Writing in the Professions/Disciplines requirement.
Writing 3020 is rigorous and challenging but also provides lots of opportunities for
feedback and revision. The course will invite you to think critically about the values,
practices, and power structures that shape writing in your field, and it will equip
you with additional tools for thinking and talking about writing across different
contexts. Those tools are lifelong resources that will help you be an effective and
flexible writer in academic settings, the workplace, and other communities that matter
To register for Writing 3020, talk with your major advisor or WRS advisor Lisa Shaw . Students who are transferring to the U in spring can enroll in the fall section
of Writing 3020 through Continuing Education.