First-Year Writing

All students must complete General Education Goal 1 Writing. Most students do so by taking ENGL 110 Expository Writing during their first year.

Placement

Each incoming student must take placement examinations in writing, mathematics, and reading, which are administered prior to orientation for new students. Information regarding Placement Testing dates and times may be found at http://www.framingham.edu/studentaffairs/placement.htm. Contact the Office of First Year Programs located in the Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA) for reservations.

Writing Code Interpretation
1 May not take a college level writing course at Framingham State University.
2 Must complete ENGL 100 Introduction to College Writing before enrolling in ENGL 110 Expository Writing.
3 May register for ENGL 110 Expository Writing, which meets the College’s general education writing requirement. A Reading Code of 2 is also required to register for ENGL 110.
4 Completed ENGL 100 Introduction to College Writing.
5 Transfer coursework accepted.
NOTE: First-Year First-Time students cannot drop ENGL 100 Introduction to College Writing or ENGL 110 Expository Writing unless a completed Course Override form, including signatures, for another section of the same course is presented to the Office of the Registrar.

Reading Code Interpretation
1 Indicates student must retest and is not eligible to enroll in ENGL 110 Expository Writing.
2 Indicates student may enroll in ENGL 110 Expository Writing if Writing Placement score is equal to 3 or higher.
3 Indicate student has completed remedial coursework and my enroll in ENGL 110 Expository Writing.
4 Indicates two or more credit bearing courses have been accepted in transfer and student may enroll in ENGL 110 Expository Writing.

Course Descriptions

ENGL 100 Introduction to College Writing
A course that prepares students for ENGL 110 Expository Writing. Course work emphasizes critical reading and thinking, the writing process, the structure and development of paragraphs and essays, and the conventions of college-level academic writing.  Note: Credit is given for this course only if taken before ENGL 110 Expository Writing

ENGL 110 Expository Writing (Gen. Ed. Goal 1)
Designed to improve the writing of expository prose needed in college and beyond. The emphasis rests on collecting, evaluating, and organizing evidence from primary and secondary sources in order to support an explicit, arguable, and substantive thesis. The course includes the writing of a well-researched and documented paper that draws on traditional and electronic sources. Note: Credit will not be given for this course and ENGL 102 Essentials of Writing. Students must pass ENGL 110 to fulfill the College’s writing requirement (General Education Goal 1) and entering students must complete this course within their first three semesters. Credit is given for both this course and ENGL 100 Introduction to College Writing if ENGL 100 Introduction to College Writing is taken first.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on the English writing and reading placement exams or ENGL 100 Introduction to College Writing.

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