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Communicate Clearly and Effectively

The main goal of the Academic Writing Program, a two-course sequence required of all full-time first-year students, is to help incoming students acclimate to college and learn to communicate clearly and effectively, skills they will continue to develop throughout their college careers and beyond. Through classroom instruction, in-class writing workshops, and occasional one-on-one conferences with the instructor, students learn to become more independent writers and thinkers who are better prepared to take on any academic or professional challenge.