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question about ENC 2210 and ENC 3254

shinichi1419shinichi1419 Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
edited June 2011 in University of Florida
I would like to know more about these two classes about their difficulty level and how helpful they will be for my college major.

Which one do you personally prefer an engineering student to take?

My major will be Computer Engineering, and ENC 2210 is technical writing, ENC 3254 is Writing for Engineering major.
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Replies to: question about ENC 2210 and ENC 3254

  • seiclanseiclan Registered User Posts: 4,182 Senior Member
    ENC 2210 is pretty easy. It teaches you technical writing genres like emails, letters, resumes, memos, reports, proposals, etc... My daughter is taking it now online. The online class has nine lessons which each require you submit a written assignment. I don't know anything about ENC 3254.
  • RChris173RChris173 Registered User Posts: 218 Junior Member
    Is she taking it as an online course at UF? I registered for ENC 3254 because I couldn't get into ENC 2210. I will try to change on August 1. I'm also a Computer Engineering Major...

    When I was trying to find the difference between the two classes, I found that the syllabus used for 2210 was almost identical to 3254 and that it even had a reference to 2210 when it was explaining it:

    http://www.nwe.ufl.edu/~ldusenbe/courses/ENC2210-05.pdf

    http://www.nwe.ufl.edu/~amorelli/ENC3254-05-3.pdf (look at page 3 under Memo 1...reference to 2210)

    They both even reference the same textbook for the class...The syllabus looks like it was simply used as a template and altered for either ENC 2210 or ENC 3254.

    Since ENC 2210 is a 2000 level course, I would assume it is easier than ENC 3254 (a 3000 level course?)
  • ASMAJASMAJ Registered User Posts: 2,097 Senior Member
    Since ENC 2210 is a 2000 level course, I would assume it is easier than ENC 3254 (a 3000 level course?)

    They are basically the same course. I think the only difference is that 3254 has to do a presentation, which I dont think is universally enforced since the classes are taught by TAs. So depending on what TA you get, some are super easy (like get out after class 10 mins after it starts) to time consuming with projects.
  • seiclanseiclan Registered User Posts: 4,182 Senior Member
    My daughter is taking it as a distance learning class because she is also working at an summer internship and living at home this summer.
    It is completely online.
    You can check it out here:

    College Catalog - UF Correspondence Study
  • RChris173RChris173 Registered User Posts: 218 Junior Member
    Does this mean I can take the course online? Over the fall?
  • seiclanseiclan Registered User Posts: 4,182 Senior Member
    Yes, you can take it online during Fall semester. You need to first print the form from the website and take it over to your advisor and get it approved by your advisor.

    http://www.correspondencestudy.ufl.edu/pdf/CourseApproval.pdf
  • PurplegrlPurplegrl Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Hi I was reading this thread and had a quick question about the course. I recently signed up for the enc 2210 at UF but I plan to start the actual work on June 18 and try to complete the course by July 12. For anyone who has taken the course or known anyone who's taken the course, is this plausible? I'm leaving to go on a trip afterward and so I just wanted to find out if I can really complete the course in this time frame?
  • PurplegrlPurplegrl Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    I forgot to mention that i'm taking this online
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