31 Oct '11, 1am

NUS to introduce compulsory writing modules for freshmen from August next year

NUS to introduce compulsory writing modules for freshmen from August next year

Students who are unable to articulate their ideas clearly and who do not make eye contact during presentations are among those that National University of Singapore (NUS) provost Tan Eng Chye has come across. To lick these problems, the university is introducing compulsory writing modules for about 1,500 freshmen from August next year. Professor Tan told The Straits Times that this initiative aims to give its graduates an edge over others. For a start, the pilot will involve about a quarter of first-year students. NUS accepts about 6,500 freshmen each year. Background story Write way to present ideas From August next year, about 1,500 freshmen - about one-quarter of all first-year students - will be required to take the writing classes. The writing modules will have themes such as press freedom, information and technology, or the environment. Students will learn a range of...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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  1. 31 Oct '11, 3am

    eh... shouldn't being able to write be a requirement for entry in the first place? :X

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