Making the transition from high school to university

As many of our students report, Writing 1000 is very helpful for students making the transition from high school or college to university-level reading, writing, and reasoning. Most obviously, we make clear how the university is a place where research is done, where knowledge-making and knowledge-dissemination are essential and unique features of research culture.

For new students with little or no experience in research reading and writing, the university might seem like a confusing and intimidating place. Writing 1000 helps students to both understand and successfully participate in the diverse and exciting knowledge-making activities of the disciplines in which they study. By emphasizing the close connections between thinking, reading, and writing in research culture, and by explaining the generic features of academic writing, Writing 1000 typically makes the transition to university smoother.