WIOS is a five-day writing intensive workshop designed to prepare incoming first-year students for the rigors of college-level writing.
During WIOS, the faculty of the UNF Writing Program introduces students to the writing challenges they will face throughout their college years. Students will learn strategies for excelling in the first-year writing sequence (ENC 1101 and 1143), consider the unique demands of 2000-level disciplinary writing, and explore the types of public writing specific to their chosen professions. Students will also learn active reading and research strategies and produce polished public writing.
Most high school students, even those who have participated in AP and IB courses, find themselves unequal to the demands of their first-year writing courses. As a result, many first-year students find themselves repeating ENC 1101 or 1143, which increases the time it takes to graduate and increases their tuition costs. Additionally, students with poor writing skills earn significantly lower grades in their general education courses and the courses required for their programs of study.
*UNF requires all students to take ENC 1143, regardless of the AP credit they bring from high school. Students without AP credit must take ENC 1101 and ENC 1143.
Students pay a relatively small fee that covers student materials, dining, and operating costs. The fee for WIOS is negligible when compared to the costs associated with repeating required writing courses or receiving poor grades in General Education and/or program of study courses.
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