Students must successfully complete a writing requirement which can be
met in the following manner.
a 4 or 5 on either of the Advanced Placement English Exams (Language
& Composition or Literature & Composition).
at least a 670 on the verbal portion of the SAT. Students with a SAT
verbal score less than 610 are strongly advised to satisfy this requirement
by taking a writing course.
transfer credit for an approved college-level writing or writing intensive
course taken elsewhere. If you have any questions about transferring
a course, contact Professor Elizabeth Large, H&SS Core Advisor, Sage
and receiving a passing grade in a writing-intensive course at Rensselaer.
"Writing-intensive courses" must be 4000 level courses.
and receiving a passing grade in a writing course at Rensselaer. The
following courses are dedicated primarily to the development of writing
skills and can be used to meet the writing requirement: Expository Writing,
Rhetoric & Writing, Technical and Professional Communication, and
writing special topic courses.
satisfying the requirement are identified in the schedule of classes.
Any questions regarding these courses should be directed to Lee Odell,
Director of Writing Programs in
the Department of Language, Literature, and Communications at (518)
in the summer of 1997, all courses beginning with a prefix of "WRIT" (previously
44) offered by the department of Language, Literature and Communication
will now be considered a writing course and therefore will fulfill the
ability to write effectively is important. You are encouraged to develop
your writing skills beyond the minimum requirement. If you have any further
questions regarding the writing requirement, please call Robert M. Conway,
Director of the Advising & Learning Assistance Center at (518) 276-6269.