Who should take FWIS 100?
Based on comp exam results, some students are required to complete FWIS 100: Fundamentals of Academic Communication to develop the skills they need to be successful in a FWIS course.
What FWIS 100 covers
FWIS 100 introduces important elements of college-level reading and writing. Students also review grammatical points relevant to the course material and assignments and learn to 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.
FWIS Learning Goals
By taking an FWIS course, students will:
1. Enhance their understanding of the central place of writing and communication in the learning process and in academic life.
2. Learn strategies for analyzing, synthesizing, and responding to college-level readings.
3. Improve their ability to communicate correctly and effectively in writing and in speech, taking into account audience and purpose.
4. Become comfortable with writing as a process and learn strategies—for instance, prewriting, outlining, and revision—for working through that process.
5. Learn appropriate use of the work of others and, where necessary, specific practices of citation.
6. Learn to articulate oral arguments and to respond productively to arguments of others in formal presentations and in class discussion.