Reading and writing are essential and inseparable features of all academic disciplines. The undergraduate core curriculum requires students to demonstrate that they can:
To achieve these goals, all Purchase students are required to complete College Writing or its equivalent. Entering students may only be exempted from College Writing by achieving an AP score of 4 or higher. For additional information, refer to the College Writing AP policy for freshmen.
College Writing is taught in small sections in a seminar/discussion format that requires students to achieve proficiency in speaking and listening as well as writing and reading.
Writing courses (including College Writing) are also available through the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education.
Updated April 30, 2015
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