- "Better writers use their thinking processes more effectively.
Transfer colleges and businesses want them."
Christopher G. Belle-Isle, Director of Career Center, Monroe Community
- "We look for MCC students who have taken WR courses because
we have found that they are better prepared. The WR courses at MCC
are an appropriate match for the types of courses our students take
in their first and second years."
Thomas K. DaRin, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Nazareth
- "Strong writing skills are essential for any student who hopes
to stand out in college. In admissions, we look carefully at writing
ability when making choices regarding acceptance. Students who complete
a writing concentration have an automatic advantage over those who
have not, and that experience will be taken into account during the
application process. A writing concentration is one way to help your
application stand apart from the many applications we receive."
Kirk Kettinger, Assistant Director of Admissions, Roberts Wesleyan
- "Often people are confused with the title of Rochester Institute
of Technology. It is usually not a surprising to learn that we blend
science and technology into respective disciplines of study. What
frequently does surprise people is the rather significant requirements
in liberal arts that all students must complete. Students must be
able to express their ideas and think clearly in written form. From
our point of view, expectations for excellence in writing cannot be
separated from the other areas of academic learning."
Dan Shelley, Director of Admissions, Rochester Institute of Technology
- "I review all of the applications for traditional students
(age 18 - 22) transferring into the undergraduate program. Because
every major at this college is writing based, I look at applicants'
courses, grades and experience with writing. When pursuing a bachelors
degree, writing skills are essential. In the work place, the ability
to communicate through writing is important in many areas of employment."
Jose Perales, Transfer Counselor Admissions Office, St. John Fisher
- "Writing is the #1 form of communication on which students
will be evaluated. Writing is important for obtaining satisfactory
grades and for graduation. Generally, people who can write well, can
speak well. Unfortunately, it is often undervalued and not emphasized
enough in teaching. Requiring writing competencies is now being discussed
at SUNY Brockport."
Michael Brown, Admissions Office, SUNY Brockport
- "Writing is how we know what it is that we know, because our
ability to explain a subject clearly and precisely is an ultimate
test of having learned it. Writing enables us to persuade others of
the truth, the utility, or the beauty of what we know, and in our
writing we can make our ideas have an impact upon the world at large.
Writing is central to the intellectual exploration and discussions
in all disciplines. The Rochester Curriculum encourages students to
engage materials as professionals do across the disciplines-to read
and write critically about others' ideas and to formulate and argue
rigorously for one's own ideas."
Deboras Rossen Knill, Director, Writing Center, University of