Writing Certificate Program
What is the Writing Certificate Program?Students who successfully completes eighteen hours of approved writing courses at UD, submits a writing portfolio, and passes an impromptu writing task will receive writing certification from the English Department. A statement indicating the student has been awarded the Writing Certificate will be included in his or her official University transcripts.
Who is eligible?A student from any major who anticipates a career that will require excellent writing skills and who would like to be able to demonstrate his or her preparedness to potential employers.
What are the specific requirements?A student must receive a grade of “B” or higher in each of the [link to below] approved courses and distribute the 18 hours of course work in the following manner:
Once a student has completed the 18 hours, he or she must submit a writing portfolio to the Certificate Coordinator in the English Department. This portfolio must contain 3-4 writing assignments completed in each course.
If the portfolio is approved by the Writing Certificate Committee, the student will sit for a final, impromptu writing task during the last month of the final semester.
If the impromptu writing task is approved by the Writing Certificate Committee, the student will be awarded the Writing Certificate. A statement indicating the student has been awarded the Writing Certificate will be included in his or her official University transcripts.
When should students apply?Students can apply for entry into the Writing Certificate Program after they have successfully completed their reading and writing general competencies requirements. They must apply, however, before the first term of their senior years.
How do students apply?Interested students should fill out the application form and talk to the Certificate Coordinator, Lori Phillips-Young: Humanities 246. 229-3449.
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