First-Year Writing Program

First-Year Writing Program

You don’t have to be an aspiring novelist to write well.

And no matter what type of writer you are, UCF’s writing courses are designed to get you to think about writing in new ways that you can apply to your future career.
You’ll start your UCF writing journey with ENC1101 and ENC1102, which are entry points to university-level writing and research. These courses are taught within the Writing and Rhetoric Department and overseen by the Director of Writing Outreach Programs. ENC1101 and ENC1102 are Gordon Rule courses and fulfill half of the writing courses needed for the Gordon Rule requirement.*
A majority of UCF students are required to complete both ENC1101 and ENC1102 with a grade of C- or better to fulfill the General Education Program requirements. You may have already taken these courses or earned credit through AP or CLEP. If so, be sure to contact your college’s undergraduate advising office, the College of Arts and Humanities Student Advising, or the Office of Undergraduate Studies to ensure your status.
For those of you who haven’t yet taken ENC 1101 or ENC 1102 and need some additional writing practice before doing so, ENC 1130 is the elective writing class you’ll want to enroll in to help polish up your skills. Though you’ll earn elective credit for ENC 1130, it’s not a Gordon Rule course, nor does it fulfill General Education Program requirements.
*The “Gordon Rule” (State Rule 6A-10.30) applies to students who first enrolled in any college or university after October 1982. The rule requires students to complete four courses (12 credit hours) of writing and two courses (six credit hours) of mathematics at the level of college algebra or higher. Each course must be completed with a minimum grade of “C-” (1.75).