Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR)

(Formerly called Subject A)

This requirement has existed from the beginnings of the University of California, and is described in Academic Senate Regulation 636:

The University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement is a reading and writing proficiency requirement. Each student must be able to understand and to respond adequately to written material typical of reading assignments in freshman courses. This ability must be demonstrated in student writing that communicates effectively to University faculty (Am 30 Nov 83; Am 23 May 96; Am 19 Feb 2004).

All students who enter UCSC as freshmen must demonstrate their command of the English language by satisfying the ELWR by the end of their fourth quarter of enrollment.

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