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The Writing Program offers foundational academic writing courses to all students as they make the transition from high school to college. Courses in the First-Year Writing Program are taught in a workshop environment with smaller course caps and students receive regular feedback from their instructors and fellow classmates. The First-Year Writing Program also works closely with the Writing Center and coordinates the placement of incoming students into WRIT courses.

Visit our General Education Program for more information on First-Year Reading and Writing requirements.

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WRIT 1060 - Academic Writing Process (3 credits)
Fall and Spring Semesters

This course supports students in the transition to college-level writing, with emphasis on the importance of purpose, audience, and tone. Students will learn to focus their ideas, develop their voice, and construct organized essays. WRIT 1060 teaches students strategies for drafting, revising, and editing their written work for a variety of contexts. Students must earn a grade of C- or better to progress to WRIT 1400, Reading, Writing, Research I. This course cannot be taken on a Grade/Pass/Fail basis.

Prerequisite: Performance on Writing Assessment.

WRIT 1400 - Reading, Writing, Research I (3 credits)
Fall and Spring Semesters

This course introduces students to reading and writing at the college level, emphasizing the process of composing source-based essays to a specific audience and purpose. WRIT 1400 presents strategies for critical reading, purposeful revision, and reflection within a clear writing process. Time will be spent working on presenting ideas with clarity and correctness. This course meets the General Education First Year Core requirement.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of WRIT 1060 with a C- or above or demonstrated proficiency on the Writing Assessment.

WRIT 1500 - Reading, Writing, Research II 3 credits
Fall and Spring Semesters

Advancing concepts introduced in WRIT 1400, this course focuses on research writing at the college level. Emphasis will be on developing a sound research process from inquiry to final product using strategies for applying research methods in order to locate, critically read, and evaluate diverse texts (scholarly, popular, print, media). Focus will be on presenting research in a comprehensive research writing project using appropriate rhetorical conventions. This course meets the General Education First Year Core requirement.

Prerequisite: WRIT 1400 or equivalent course experience.

Professional writing specialists are available in the Writing Center each weekday and evening for writing assistance. There is no charge for this service, and full-time, undergraduate students may sign up for a maximum of two 1/2 hour sessions each week.

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