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Writing Intensive Requirement

All freshmen and transfer students who enroll in degree programs at Queensborough are required to successfully complete two (2) credit-bearing Writing Intensive (WI) classes in order to receive the associate degree.

The Writing Intensive requirement is intended to help develop the academic literacies important for student success in college. Writing Intensive classes are focused on the idea that writing is the process and expression of critical thought. So, in small classes, faculty members design assignments to help students think more critically and learn course content while building their writing skills.

In WI classes, students will be expected to complete a series of short papers, or a few larger ones, to meet the requirement of completing a total of 10 pages of written work. Students will be encouraged to submit drafts of their writing and will receive feedback in order to make revisions, as the writing component of the course will be evaluated as a significant portion of the overall grade.

Students must pass two (2) WI courses. A “WI” will be listed beside each course section that is designated as Writing Intensive. Selected sections of courses are offered each semester; check the CUNYfirst semester schedule of classes to see current offerings.