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Program Policies


The only way to add this class is through DuckWeb. The last day to add this or any writing class is the Friday of week one.


For 121: A satisfactory SAT-verbal score is required for placement in WR 121. Students who enroll in a course for which they have not met the prerequisites will be notified and dropped by the English Department. It is recommended that international students who have been placed into the AEIS writing courses complete those courses in their entirety before enrolling in WR 121. Academic advisors can assist students who have questions about WR 121 placement. See also the University of Oregon General Bulletin.

For 122/123: Successful completion of WR121 or an equivalent officially approved by the U of O is required for enrollment in WR122 or 123. Students who enroll in a course for which they have not met the prerequisites will be notified and dropped by the English Department. Academic advisers can assist students if they have questions about WR122 or 123 placement. See also the University of Oregon General Bulletin.

Academic Honesty

All work submitted in this course must be your own and be written exclusively for this course, which means you may not submit papers or portions of papers you have written for any other course. The use of sources (ideas, quotations, paraphrases) must be properly documented. Please refer to the Composition Program’s e-handbook resources as well as the Student Conduct Code on the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards website. In cases where academic misconduct has been clearly established, the award of up to an F for the final course grade is the standard practice of the Composition Program. Please see me if you have any questions about your use of sources.

Academic Misconduct Procedures

To ensure that the Composition Program maintains a consistent response to academic misconduct, misconduct cases are administered by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSCCS), and not by individual instructors. While misconduct cases are being evaluated, instructors cannot discuss the assignment(s) in question, but may continue to help students with all other course work.

If an assignment of yours is under evaluation for plagiarism, the Composition Program will notify you by email and OSCCS will contact you to schedule a meeting. Until a case is resolved through OSCCSC, no work from the assignment in question can be included in assignments for the course. You are encouraged to communicate with your instructor about guidelines and requirements for continuing coursework on a case-specific basis.


Please see me if circumstances arise that make it difficult for you to complete the course. The Director of Composition must approve requests for the grade “Incomplete” in advance of the end of the quarter. Such approval will be granted only in cases when some minor but essential aspect of the course cannot be completed by students through unforeseen circumstances beyond their control.


The University of Oregon is working to create inclusive learning environments. Please notify me in week one if there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that result in disability-related barriers to your participation. You may also wish to contact You may also wish to contact the Accessible Education Center in 164 Oregon Hall at 541-346-1155 or

Observance of Religious Holidays

Students who observe their religious holidays at times when academic requirements conflict with those observances must inform instructors in advance of the holiday. Students are responsible for making up missed work according to a schedule determined with the teacher.

Sexual- and Gender-Based Violence

Students who experience gender-based violence: Any student who has experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, coercion, and/or sexual harassment is encouraged to seek help. Please visit for information. You are also strongly encouraged to contact Renae DeSautel, Sexual Violence Response & Support Services Coordinator, She will keep your information confidential. In addition, the UO Ombuds office (541 346-6400 or can provide confidential support and assistance. You can also contact any pastor, priest, imam, or another member of the clergy. All of these people, including all UO faculty members, have an obligation not to reveal your name or other specific information without your permission, although faculty members do have to provide “general information” that will help us create a safer campus. As your instructor, I can also reassign work partners and make other necessary accommodations.