Writing Done Right
Writing plays a crucial role in thinking, learning and problem solving — both in college and beyond. That’s why an emphasis on writing is central to the challenge and rigor of your entire Guilford education.
Soon after you commit to enrolling at Guilford College you will receive a writing-placement assignment (check out the prompt at the link below), which will help us assess the best first year English class for you. This assignment will determine your placement for your first semester.
All writing courses are designed with the following outcomes in mind:
- Rhetorical Knowledge: how to adapt your writing to different purposes, audiences and contexts
- Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing: reading critically so you can also write critically
- Writing and Editing Processes: writing in stages, from collaborative peer reviews to the editing process to using technology for research
- Knowledge of Conventions: choosing the proper vocabulary, format and documentation for various audiences and purposes
- If you completed the AP exams in English Language/Comp and/or English Lit/Comp and received a score of 4 or 5, you do not need to take either English 101 or English 102.
- If you completed the IB Higher Level Exams for English, English A1, English A2, English B or College Reading and Writing and received a score of 4, 5, 6 or 7 you do not need to take either English 101 or English 102.
- You will have the opportunity to complete a writing assignment in the summer before you start classes; your performance on this writing assignment may allow you to move directly to English 102.