Want to make a positive difference? By sharpening your writing and reading skills, you help not only yourself, but also your family, friends, and community. The ability to seek out and understand information leads to informed choices and makes us better advocates for ourselves and our communities. Imagine the feeling of pride you’ll get from assisting family and friends with writing projects such as job applications or writing for their business websites. Consider the worlds that will open up to you through reading and discussing literature. Think of the self-expression you’ll cultivate in a creative writing course.
Literacy—the ability to read and write—is truly transformative. Strong reading and writing skills are essential to any area of study. Indeed, they are key to a rich and reflective life. The English courses you take at UNM-Gallup will continue to serve you well beyond your time in college.