FWIS 100

During O-week, when I was figuring out my first fall schedule, I was seeking an exemption from FWIS 100. While I was not good at writing, I also didn’t have any particular problems in my past writing-intensive classes. So FWIS 100 seemed to me an unnecessary addition to my already compacted schedule. However, when I took the course, I gained so many things. FWIS 100 provided us many opportunities to get used to working in groups. Furthermore, the professor and writing consultant always listened to my concerns and helped me fix my bad writing habits. FWIS 100 also encouraged us to use the CWOVC, which will be very useful in my future courses. I am glad that I took the course.
— Min Yoon

Based on composition exam results, students who need additional time and preparation in advanced academic reading and writing in order to succeed in a FWIS course are required to complete FWIS 100, Fundamentals of Academic Communication.

This course will provide an introduction to the expectations of academic readers as well as practice with the rhetorical and linguistic structures common to academic writing. Students will also review grammatical points relevant to the course material and assignments and learn to self-edit their own work.

All students taking FWIS 100 will enroll in their required FWIS course during the spring semester. FWIS 100 alone does not satisfy the Writing and Communication Requirement; permission is required to register.

Designed to prepare students who need more time and practice in reading and writing to meet the more advanced communication demands of an FWIS, this course will provide an introduction to the expectations of academic readers as well as practice with the rhetorical and linguistic structures common to academic writing. This course does not fulfill the Composition Requirement. Permission is required to register.