Advising Students about Writing Courses
Three courses are offered in the First-Year Writing series:
- ENG 1001: Modes of Inquiry focuses on building writing skills in a workshop environment. Second-language students may take the designated section that addresses specific second-language concerns.
- ENC 1101: Writing Academic Arguments is an argument focused course. Students learn the principles of rhetoric, develop writing in stages, and read critically.
- ENC 1102: Rhetoric and Academic Research is a research-writing course. Students learn the skills of summary and analysis, synthesis, and write using sources to support their claims.
For help selecting one of these three courses, see this guide:
In the second year, for students who have completed first-year writing through examination or who wish to have more writing experience, the writing program offers a critical writing course:
- ENC 2605: Analytical Writing and Thinking—Special Topics Seminar is a critical thinking and writing course. Students learn the advanced analytical techniques and communication strategies that professors in all disciplines expect them to know.
In the third year, students can take a discipline specific writing course or a professional communication course to prepare them for writing in their own fields and post-graduation:
- ENC 3254: Professional Communication classes focus on the technical and stylistic conventions of specific disciplines and cover major elements of organizational communication with emphasis on composition of reports, proposals, letters and memos, manuals, graduate school application essays, and oral presentations. Individual sections focus on writing in a single area.
For descriptions of all UWP courses and current syllabi, see Writing Courses at UF.