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The writing course sequence (1) develops awareness of the writing process; (2) provides inventional, organizational and editorial strategies; (3) stresses the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in reading, thinking and writing. The writing course sequence must include production of documented, multi-source writing in one or two papers for a combined total of at least 2500 words in final version.
Policies on acceptance of AP credit vary among academic programs and from institution to institution, so AP credit toward the GECC or major requirements is not guaranteed. In general, a score of three or higher on the AP exam on Language and Composition or Literature and Composition may be considered as equivalent to successful completion of one of the two writing courses but will not satisfy the multisource writing requirement.
Upon successful completion of the writing course sequence (which requires grades of C or better for students entering in Summer 1999 and beyond), students should have the competencies listed below. The student is expected to:
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