At a minimum, instructors
in ENWR 110 must assign at least 4 argumentative papers of 750
words (3 pages) or longer, and at least one of these papers must
be 1250 words (5 pages) or longer. Each of these major papers must
include an opportunity for revision.
To meet the College's first writing requirement, students must write
at least 20 pages; to allow a bit of breathing room, the Writing
Program expects instructors to assign a minimum of 25 pages of writing.
(A page is equivalent to 250 words; because word counts are less
ambiguous than page counts, we recommend that assignment sheets refer
to minimum number of words rather than minimum number of pages.)
This 25-page (6250-word) minimum includes full essays. It also
includes new text produced during the revision process. (For example,
student's revision of a 750-word paper generates only a new hundred-word
introduction, the page count for draft and revision is 850 words.)
Exercises that generate text at the paragraph level or above also
count toward the page minimum, as do student-written editorial
evaluations of their own texts or those of their classmates.