FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE WRITING

Fundamentals Courses

Students who are under-prepared for university-level reading,

writing and mathematics (determined by placement testing)

begin the College Studies sequence with appropriate

preparatory courses.

WRTG-099 Fundamentals of College Writing

This is a theme-based writing course designed for students who need additional preparation before taking Writing I. Students who place into this course are given background information about the content of Writing Seminar I, which prepares them to read and write college-level academic prose. Credits may not be applied toward graduation requirements, though the grade, as with other courses, does affect students' overall grade point average. Students must earn a “C” (2.00) or better to receive credit for Fundamentals courses. For more information, see "Fundamentals Courses" in the section "Academic Policies."

WRTG-098 ESL: Fundamentals of College Writing

This course is specifically designed for students who do not

have English as their first language, and need additional

preparation before taking ESL: Writing Seminar I. The

process of writing is emphasized, with pre-writing activities,

planning, multiple drafting that receives peer and teacher

feedback, and opportunities for revisions and editing.

Beginning with paragraphs and expanding to multiple-paragraph

essays, students learn to develop skills in supporting a

controlling idea and in recognizing and correcting errors in

grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and word usage.

Students should only be placed in WRTG-098 ESL after designated faculty members have evaluated a writing sample. Credits may not be applied toward graduation requirements. Students must earn a “C” (2.00) or better to receive credit for fundamentals courses. See “Fundamentals Courses” in the section “Academic Policies.”

For more information about Fundamentals courses, consult the Learning & Advising Center or the Registrar's Office.