Fundamentals of Written Communication

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Effective written communication is the ability to communicate ideas, information, and perspectives clearly, adapting a message to different audiences and situations, and using appropriate style to convey meaning in various written contexts.

Florida public postsecondary institutions now offer students an Effective Communication digital badge. With this badge, you will be able to not only enhance your personal communication skills but also convey to future employers that you have acquired vital skills needed for professional success

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How to earn this digital badge

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Step 1:

Enroll in one of the following courses:

ENC1101 or a course for which ENC1101 is a prerequisite.

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Step 2:

Successfully complete the course with a grade of "C" or better.

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Step 3:

The digital badge will automatically be awarded by the public institution where you completed the course and added to your FASTER* transcript.

*FASTER is the Florida Automated System for Transferring Educational Records

What are you learning by earning this badge?

By completing the college course associated with this badge, you will demonstrate information literacy, comprehension of written material, and conveying information in writing for a variety of rhetorical purposes and audiences.

Some of the learning outcomes associated with the college course that results in this bade include:

  • Examining and analyzing written material
  • Synthesizing information and ideas
  • Developing content relevant to the purpose
  • Demonstrating the ability to write to a specific audience
  • Presenting a perspective informed by research and critical thinking
  • Revising written communication based on feedback