WI Kickoff Event >>
Thursday, April 17
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Richard Harris Terrace

Here is what BMCC students say about WI courses

“Taking a writing intensive course has made me a better student and a much better writer. When the semester was over I saw that the class helped me become a more
effective writer with other subjects as well.”
—Student in a Writing Intensive Sociology class

“I must say this is the first class I have done so much writing in. I think it has actually improved my writing skills. One advantage of this course is that I really learned to manage my time. Also, this course has helped me think more creatively.”
—Student in a Writing Intensive Business class

“In the beginning I was frustrated and said to the professor, ‘I‘m spending too much time writing.’ He said, ‘Just keep doing it. You’re going to be happy in the end.’ He was right. It really pays off. I’m going to take another Writing Intensive class because in the end I learned so much more.”
—Student in a Writing Intensive Math class

“The AFN 152 Writing Intensive course was a refreshing opportunity. To compose a succinct, multi-paged essay derived from researching multiple information sources from bygone eras really challenges your critical and cognitive abilities. I highly recommend WI courses.”
—Student in a Writing Intensive Ethnic Studies course

Here is what BMCC professors say about their WI students & classes

The proof that WI classes work is in the significantly higher quality of speeches presented by students, which of course translates into better grades. The writing exercises and development of speeches through successive drafts allows students to delve deeper into their topics and experience a greater sense of accomplishment when the speeches are performed. In every one of my WI sections students come together and a strong bond of support and cooperation is fostered among the group.
Christopher Swift, Speech, Communications, & Theatre Arts

The W.A.C. training workshop for faculty helped me a great deal in recognizing that few of my students will be taking upper-division sociology courses. What they will be doing, though, is facing their lives – confronting social issues like marriage and divorce, drug addiction and alcoholism, poverty and wealth, an unfair class system and an unfair judicial system, war and pain and sex and joy. They will be facing advertisers and other con artists, smooth-talking salespersons and deeply pained families, politicians and bosses and spouses and children. They need all the tools they can get for just living their lives. I believe that writing can help them do that.
—Jack Estes, Sociology