Goals of FYE

  • To help students transition to college life and college-level academic work with an emphasis on character education that unfolds the spiritual identity of each individual through the daily practice of Christian Science;
  • To continue the development, begun in the Pre-Fall Writing Seminar, of each student as a writer with specific attention given to generative and revision strategies, use of correct grammatical conventions, research techniques, issues of plagiarism, and good writing style;
  • To provide exposure to multiple disciplines with rigorous academic assignments that indicate the level of commitment and the quality of work needed to succeed in college;
  • To give specific instruction in a variety of learning skills (in addition to writing skills) such as analytical reading of visual and literal texts, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, oral communication in small groups and individual presentations, and information literacy.