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First-Year Writing

First-Year Writing at UF consists primarily of two courses:  ENC 1101, Expository and Argumentative Writing, and ENC 1102, Argument and Persuasion.

  • ENC 1101 focuses on writing arguments appropriate to the academic arena, developing critical thinking through reading, developing writing processes through multiple drafts, and building discussion techniques through classroom practice.
  • ENC 1102 familiarizes students with techniques of research and writing for an academic audience. Students develop the skills of summary, analysis, synthesis, and research within the scope of discipline-specific modes of communicating research.

We also offer ENG 1001: Modes of Inquiry, which introduces students to college-level writing in a small workshop environment. Students write multiple drafts of their work and present a portfolio at the end of the semester that demonstrates their progress as writers.