University of Mississippi

First-Year Writing 1

WRITING 100 & WRITING 101

Course purpose:

Writing 100 and Writing 101 are introductory composition courses designed to improve reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Writing 100 fulfills the same degree requirements as Writing 101 but offers smaller class sizes and more individual attention through required student teacher conferences. Students compose several frequent assignments that culminate in an ePortfolio. Do you have questions about WRIT 100 and WRIT 101? Click Here to read the FAQs.


Writing 100

Conferences

Students in Writing 100 will attend at least 3 15-minute one-on-one conferences with their teacher. The time for these conferences is built in to the schedule of the course.

Class Size

Writing 100 classes are capped at 15 students.

What Students Say

YouTube Preview Image

Writing 101

Conferences

Writing 101 classes have required student/teacher one-on-one conferences too, but their length and frequency may vary by instructor. They may not be built in to the course calendar.

Class Size

Writing 101 classes are capped at 23 students.


Still wondering which class to choose? Take our directed self-placement by clicking the link below. The directed self-placement will help you make a decision based on your experience with writing in the past and your personal learning style.

Open the directed Self-Placement
  • This survey is designed to help you choose between Writing 100 and 101.

    Writing 100 and Writing 101 meet the same degree requirements for graduation. Successful completion of Writing 100 or Writing 101 is a prerequisite for Writing 102 or LIBA 102.

    Students take either Writing 100 or Writing 101, not both.

    Writing 101 classes are capped at 23 students. Students meet at least one time per semester for individual conferences with their instructors. Major projects include four essays, a multimodal composition, and the development of an electronic portfolio.

    Writing 100 classes are designed for students who want more individual attention. Classes are capped at 15 students.Students meet at least three times per semester for individual conferences with their instructors. Major projects include four essays, a multimodal composition, and the development of an electronic portfolio.

    While class sizes are smaller in 100, and students attend more one-on-one writing conferences with their instructors, both courses prepare students for academic writing and the research-focused work that is part of Writing 102 or LIBA 102.


    To help you decide which course is right for you, check all the boxes that are applicable to you in the following statements and click on SUBMIT.














    Please remember this!
    Whatever you choose, your professors want you to succeed.
    Be honest with yourself and choose wisely.