Welcome to the English Department Website
The Wake Technical Community College English Department is proud of its history of academic excellence. Long before College Transfer came on the scene in 1990, our department provided vocational and technical students the communications skills they would need for their careers in “the real world.” We continue to do so..
And, of course, we prepare our College Transfer students for the academic challenges they will face in a four-year institution. The most recent data show that our students who transfer to University of North Carolina system schools perform better than students who begin as freshman in those schools. This achievement speaks volumes about the quality of instruction in our department. We have well-trained, dedicated faculty who work hard to uphold academic standards. While students may sometimes lament the fact that an English instructor seems “too hard,” this rigorousness is actually a good thing for students. We prepare students for the next level!
As part of our ongoing efforts to achieve academic excellence, we emphasize the importance of Critical Thinking. You will likely see the following pyramid in our classes:
Our instructors will be striving to lift students up from the lower parts of the pyramid—remembering facts and understanding principles—taking students up to the higher forms of critical thinking: applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating.
Along with critical thinking, the English department emphasizes writing competency, oral communication competency, and information literacy skills in all courses.
The English faculty would also stress to all who take classes in our department that learning itself, apart from grades and G.P.A., can be extremely rewarding. Whether you are learning how to present a business report in Professional Report Writing or analyzing Shakespeare’s image patterns in a British literature class, the knowledge you gain from our classes will improve you as an individual. Ultimately, our goal is to help students become self-actualized individuals who contribute to our society.
|For further information, please contact:|
Associate Department Head
Dr. Jim Neilson