Special year-long ATWP writing course coming 2022/23

In Fall 2022, the Academic and Technical Writing Program (ATWP) will pilot a year-long “stretch” writing course (for a total of 3.0 units) by linking a Fall 2022 section of ATWP 101, Fundamentals of Academic Literacy, to a reduced-cap Spring 2023 section of ATWP 135, Academic Reading and Writing.

This year-long course will be taught by one instructor, Andrew Murray. Both the ATWP101 and the ATWP135 sections are scheduled to meet on the same days and at the same times (Monday/Thursday 10:00-11:20) from September 2022 through April 2023. Both classes will be capped at only 24 students. Students who complete the year successfully will meet UVic’s  Academic Writing Requirement.

Watch this video for more information on this course and its benefits.

In this video, the instructor introduces the course and its benefits.

This “stretch” course experience will allow the instructor and those enrolled to create a distinct, supportive learning community that interconnects the learning outcomes of two academic writing courses. In the fall term, students will begin with the shorter, simpler assignments and readings typical of ATWP 101 and then systematically build skills until they are confident about undertaking the more difficult and multifaceted tasks of ATWP 135.

To access whether this course might be right for you, complete this short quiz. If you find yourself choosing answer 4 or 5 frequently, ATWP 101-135 stretch might be a good option for you; if you find yourself choosing answer 1 or 2 frequently, you are ready for a typical one semester Academic Writing Requirement course. (If a question does not apply to you, choose option 3.)

Please note that registering for this course requires ATWP approval available through

For more information please visit the ATWP website, or contact course instructor Andrew Murray