Analytical Reading & Writing (GW)

Requirement: One 4-credit hour course.

Writing Placement Exam. The Writing Placement Exam is required for all first-year students, transfer and non-matriculating students who have not successfully completed a credit-bearing, college-level composition course with a grade of C- or better.

The placement exam will indicate if the student should register for ENG 0701, ENG 0802, or be exempted from the course. May also be ENG 0711 or ENG 0812, which are the ESL versions.

This course should be taken as soon as possible—ideally in the first semester, but certainly in the first year.

Analytical Reading & Writing is intended to teach students how to:

  • Organize ideas in a coherent and logical manner;
  • Connect multiple texts through an issue or an idea;
  • Identify authors' key arguments;
  • Create and defend arguments of one's own; and
  • Demonstrate correct grammar, syntax and acknowledgment of sources.

Analytical Reading & Writing Courses

  • Analytical Reading & Writing
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Analytical Reading & Writing
  • Honors Analytical Reading & Writing