All BMCC students are required to take at least one Writing Intensive (WI) course in order to graduate. The WI classes will help you to improve your writing skills, which is key to success as a student and in your future career. Good writing will help you search for a job as well as communicate better once you have a position.
WI courses cover the same material as non-WI classes, but with an added emphasis on writing to help you process the material. When you complete the course, a “WI” is recorded on your transcript.
WI courses are designed to help you work smarter, not harder. In other words, while you will write more in this class, the writing will help you to master the material and pass the class. In a WI course, instructors will assign a variety of written exercises that give you an opportunity to improve your grade by helping you understand the material and demonstrating what you’ve learned.
Your Professor's Office Hours: Your professors will encourage you to attend their office hours to discuss your work
Writing Fellows: Some WI sections are assigned a Writing Fellow who will hold office hours to help you with your papers. The Writing Fellows are located in Room S424, (212) 220-1262.
The Writing Center: The staff at the Writing Center is available to help you with your assignments. Writing assistants work with students to develop and refine written assignments in all subject areas. Assistants provide guidance in the writing process: understanding the assignment, generating ideas, citing sources,
revising, and correcting grammar. WI professors strongly recommend that their students utilize the Writing Center. The staff takes time to work with students and wants to help you succeed.
The Writing Center is located in the Learning Resource Center in Room S500 at 199 Chambers Street, phone: (212) 220-1384.