Writing Effectiveness Requirement
(Taken from the 2011-2012 Ithaca College Catalog)
Effective writing is defined as writing that is clear, focused, and adequately developed in response to an assignment. Such writing is well organized and reasonably correct, according to conventional standards of grammar, punctuation, and usage.
Students satisfy the writing effectiveness requirement first by completing a level-1 writing course, WRTG 10600 to WRTG 16500. At the end of each of these courses, the instructor applies the criteria established for effective writing to determine whether the student meets the writing requirement. Students may verify that the requirement has been met by checking their degree evaluation on HomerConnect. Students failing to satisfy the requirement after earning credit for WRTG 10600, WRTG 10800, or WRTG 16500 may then meet the requirement either by enrolling in WRTG 11100 (if credit has not already been earned for this course) or by completing a writing portfolio under the direction of a writing department faculty member.
Students failing to meet the writing effectiveness requirement after completing the portfolio process must satisfy it by meeting guidelines established by their major department. Detailed information on the portfolio process is available from the writing department and the student's academic adviser. Guidelines for departmental portfolio processes are available from each academic department in H&S.