Amount of Writing in Advanced Composition
Students in each section of Advanced Composition, regardless of course
number, will compose a minimum of 6,000 words per semester and submit at
least 4,500 words to instructors for feedback (graded or ungraded).
This total word count must include at least one polished, research-based
argument of at least 1,800 words about a significant topic or issue in the
course subject area; this argument should be the culmination of a series
of inter-related assignments and multiple drafts.
The remaining 4,200 words (or less) should include written work in multiple
genres/formats, the majority of which synthesizes and/or responds to a variety of print, electronic, visual, oral, and/or experiential sources.