Watch this video for information about choosing a writing first-year class.
This survey will help you reflect on your reading and writing experiences in order to make a responsible decision about an appropriate first-year writing class. After you take the survey and submit your responses, you will receive a suggestion as to which class is best for you. Use this recommendation to help you make an informed choice about the writing class you will take.
CLICK on the link below to access the survey. When you are finished, PRINT the results page to bring with you to orientation.
ENC 1101 is a challenging course that introduces students to thinking about writing in new ways. This course will introduce you to the work of composition scholars and teach you to apply theoretical concepts to your own writing. In this class you will:
ENC 1130, like ENC 1101, introduces students to writing in the university. However, the pace of ENC 1130 is slower and the focus of the class is on developing the reading and writing skills you will need in ENC 1101. In this course you will:
Q: Will I earn credit for passing ENC 1130?
Q: Does ENC 1130 satisfy Gordon Rule Requirements?
Q: If I successfully complete ENC 1130, will I still have to take ENC 1101?
Q: Do all UCF students have this choice?
A: Most students do have this choice.
Students who earn an SAT Verbal score of 440 or higher OR earn an ACT Reading score of 18 and an ACT English score of 17 can choose whether to take ENC 1101 or ENC 1130 as their first writing course.
Students whose scores are lower than this will be retested at orientation. Students who are not able to score high enough on the retest will be required to take ENC 1130.