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You will not be policed around your use of smart writing tools in this class but be aware they will be of limited use. Assignments will ask you to craft innovative interventions, apply theoretical concepts to emergent situations, work with others, create discipline-specific documents, and consider ethics and strategy. Smart writing tools (such as Chat GPT, Claude AI, and New Bing) are ill-suited to meet the demands of these communication challenges. While I encourage you to find ways to incorporate smart tools toward more efficient writing processes, wielding such tools effectively requires writing skills this class aims to build. You are ultimately responsible for the quality and validity of your work and of best practices toward student success.


Writing Center
Zahnow 250
(989) 964-6061

Dr. Bill Williamson, Acting Assistant Director
Zahnow 250B
(989) 964-2055