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English 103 & 104

English 103 and 104 are 1-credit electives designed to help any student in a first-year composition course (English 101, 102, 118, 131, 132, 198, 290, or 298). Students work one-to-one with tutors and independently to improve their writing.


  1. Attend regularly: 1 hour per week in the Herbert Writing Center, HSS 212, at a time you choose to fit your schedule. 
  2. Talk with tutors regularly during the semester (during your regular attendance hour).
  3. Complete 2 short, informal reflections about your writing.

There’s no cost to take the course if you’re enrolled in 18 or fewer credit hours. Enroll via MyUTK, and then check Canvas at the beginning of the semester for instructions on how to get started with the course.

Call (865) 974-2611 or email the Herbert Writing Center at if you have questions.

For additional information about UTK’s first-year composition program, see the First-Year Composition page.


UTK received the “Writing Program Certificate of Excellence” national award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Watch the video for more information about our Writing Program.