mission statement

First year writing, as a required sequence for all SIUE undergraduates, has a very specific contribution to SIUE's mission to provide an "excellent undergraduate education." English Department faculty (all of whom teach first year composition at some point in the academic year), lecturers, and graduate teaching assistants recognize the important role of the first year writing sequence. To that regard, we subscribe to the following mission statement:

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Because writing effectively is a lifelong learning process, the mission of the first year writing sequence is to help students prepare for the complex writing and critical thinking tasks they will encounter throughout college and later in the workplace and community.    [9.28.01]

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