Welcome W131 Students,

The complex and demanding process that is writing can seem rather foreboding, whether you are a student who is anxiously beginning your collegiate career or one who is returning after a prolonged break from academia, thus I have created this webpage, which is teeming with infinite wisdom from those of times long past (note the numerous quotations scattered about the site) and a wealth of practical and helpful information to help all students in their odyssey to become better writers. Writing is a never-ending quest for perfection, perfection that is not attainable, thus frustration sets in rather quickly. The worst thing you can do in this situation is give up, for it not only ensures failure, but also prevents progression. I am always here to help and I greatly enjoy helping - all you need to do is ask.

You will find most aspects of the course are available on this site, including all of your major writing assignments, the tentative class schedule, the syllabus, and several writing handouts. Of course, that is not to say that everything you need is on this site. You will not find any materials covered only in class on this site including in class writing activities, assigned take home writings, quizzes, PowerPoints, and, of course, participation points.

You may at times find yourself overwhelmed or uncertain about an assignment or simply your work in general - when these moments arise, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to help and am always more than willing; however, before I can achieve assisting you, you must first express your need. The best way to contact me that will elicit a rather speedy response is by email. Please feel free to schedule a visit to my office if you would like assistance with any area of your writing. My office hours are posted on the syllabus and I am most happy to discuss any writing matters with all students during these times or by appointment.

I look forward to spending the semester with all of you!

Best Wishes,
Prof. Jacqueline C. Reynolds