Essential Skills For Life
Most students take a basic writing or composition class because
it is part of their program requirements or because they want
to transfer the composition credit to a four-year institution.
WCC offers a comprehensive writing curriculum with courses
in basic writing, college-level writing, technical writing,
and advanced composition.
writing skills are essential for everyone. College students
must be able to write well to be successful in all academic
disciplines, and professionals in the workforce benefit greatly
when they possess effective writing abilities. As one CEO
stated, "In the fast-paced electronic age, no single
ability tells me more about an applicant to a professional
position at my firm than that person's skill in writing."
fall and winter semesters, WCC offers close to a hundred sections
of writing and composition classes. One or more classes in
English Composition (English 111, 122, and 225) are required
for an associate's degree in arts or science. Based on their
placement test results, some students may be advised to take
other writing courses to prepare for college-level writing.
English 111 and many of the writing courses that precede it
include a fourth credit hour in the Writing Center to develop
and reinforce writing skills.
writing tips are available at these links:
Online Writing Lab, Purdue University: Information about writing,
research, and more - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
Writers Write Research Resources for Writers: Tons of information
for all kinds of writers - http://www.writerswrite.com/reference/
Guide to Grammar and Writing - http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm
About.com Technical Writing - http://freelancewrite.about.com/?once=true&