Why do counselors tell me to take two quarters of English Composition?

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  1. T-bruin

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    I just looked through the academic requirements for the 34 schools I applied to and not a single one states that I need two courses in english composition. Most of them simply require a year of english composition OR literature. Is there a reason why my counselors told me that two english composition courses are required for med school? I'm on the quarter system by the way.
     
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    Most schools require 1 year of English. I'd take a full year to be safe so that your options are open when you apply.
     
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    Maybe because med schools want you to be able to write? I'm not sure it matters to the med schools, as long as you take the year of English.

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    I know I've been told by the counselors at UCLA to take at least one quarter of comp and one of lit, but I don't remember them saying two. I think all that matters is we get our one year in. I haven't seen any specifications in the requirements for the medical schools.
     
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    kidsmd is right, there's no breakdown. Just take 1 year and you'll be fine.
     
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    I only had one quarter of English comp. (Accepted at Columbia and 4 other schools). Schools will accept other courses that are writing intensive, as long as there's something in the course description that says that they are. My undergrad had a writing requirement that I met, and all the medschools I applied to (23 of them) seemed to be fiine with it.
     
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    That's wierd. All the UCLA pre-prefessional counselors said two quarters of comp.. Oh well, I'm glad to hear this, because I've been going nuts trying to get into an eng. comp. class. Thanks all!
     

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