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Writing Intensive Focus
Faculty members with current, active approvals do not need to submit a proposal form. As long as they are listed as the section's instructor of record in MyUH before continuing student registration begins, their approved Focus designation(s) will be added to their section(s).
Faculty members who do not have active Focus approval for their course (or whose approval has expired) should submit a "Focus form" to request a Focus designation for their section(s).
Department Chairs may submit a "STAFF" form if the faculty member is unknown, or a "COURSE-based" form if the department wishes to designate all sections of a course every semester.
Click here for all Focus proposal forms (in both Word and pdf formats).
Hallmarks of Writing Intensive Classes
The faculty on the Writing Focus Board use these Hallmarks when evaluating proposals for the Writing-intensive designation.
The types of writing assigned will vary and may include formal and "informal" (writing that is not revised) writing. Depending on the course content, students may write analytic essays, critical reviews, journals, lab reports, research reports, reaction papers, etc.
Teacher Resources are available at the Mānoa Writing Program website.
Requirements for Students
Students are required to complete 5 courses designated as writing intensive ("W").
Students may take "W" or "WI" courses at any UH campus and transfer the writing-intensive credit to UHM. Transfer students entering from outside the UH system may have a reduced set of requirements, based on the number of accepted transfer credits.
Last updated April 23, 2015
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