Academic Writing

Writing provides a critical foundation for success in college and beyond. Academic Writing at IC emphasizes awareness of audience and purpose, as well as aiding in reflective thinking and active problem-solving. This first-year composition requirement should be satisfied by the end of your first year in one of the following ways:

  1. Take WRTG 10600 Academic Writing during your first or second semester at IC.
  2. Register for a specialized Ithaca Seminar in Writing (ICSM 108xx or ICSM 118xx, which counts as both ICSM and WRTG 10600.
  3. Earn a 4 or 5 on either the AP English Language & Composition or the AP English Language & Literature exam.
  4. Transfer equivalent credit from another college.

Academic Writing Flowchart

First-Year Composition