ENC-1010 Writing for Success

Effective writing is one of the skills most often cited by employers as essential to their employees’ success. In this introductory course, students develop skills critical for both academic and career success through writing material that is intended to inform by providing unbiased facts. Students are guided through activities that help them understand the writing process, develop the ability to succinctly state and support their thesis statements and point of view, identify and incorporate information from outside sources, and customize their writing for specific target audiences. Students share their progress throughout the term in short essays and workshop discussions. The course culminates with the opportunity to identify a problem affecting the student’s life, attempting to solve it through careful research and logical argumentation, and communicating the findings verbally and in writing.



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