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"Writing to an actual audience makes writing valuable and useful." -UA student

Wildcat Writers pairs UA Writing Program composition sections with English Language Arts classes in area high schools. A majority of classes will be paired with English 102/108 or 109 courses, while some will be paired with ENGL 307 (Business Writing) or ENGL 308 (Technical Writing).

The structure of Wildcat Writers partnerships differ on the basis of the teachers’ needs. Once teachers understand the objectives of each other’s classes, they can begin to craft assignments that serve the goals of the class while encouraging a collaborative and friendly relationship among student partners. Possibilities include having students discuss the same texts online, co-author writing assignments, or simply exchange occasional emails about high school and college life. Wildcat Writers offers the freedom for each pair of instructors to link their classes in a way that fits their particular goals. 

Recent highlights include:

  • Collaboratively written graphic novels

  • TEDx events

  • Participatory action research on educational inequality

  • Panel discussion on local issues

  • Literacy night at high school

  • Podcasts

  • Poetry slams

  • Trip to the Biosphere (pictured)



Contact us for more information or for sample activities and assignments


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