Fundamentals of Written Communications

What is effective written communication?

Effective written Communication is the ability to communicate ideas information and perspectives clearly, adapting a message to different audiences and situations, and using the appropriate style to convey meaning and various written contexts.

With this badge, you will be able to not only enhance your personal communication skills but also convey to future employers that you have acquired vital skills needed for professional success.

How to earn this digital badge


Enroll in Course


Complete the Course


Earn the Badge

Enroll in one of the following college courses: ENC1101 OR a course in which ENC1101 is a prerequisite
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Successfully complete the course with a grade of “C” or better


Digital badge will automatically be awarded and added to your FASTER transcript


Why is this important to you?

By completing the college course associated with this badge, you will demonstrate information literacy, comprehension of written material, and conveying information in writing for a variety of rhetorical purpose and audiences.

Some of the learning outcomes associated with the college course that results in this badge include:

  • Examining and analyzing written material
  • Synthesizing information and ideas
  • Developing content relevant to the purpose
  • Demonstrating the ability to write to a specific audience
  • Presenting a perspective informed by research and critical thinking
  • Revising written communication based on feedback

Why is this important to employers?

Effective written communication is important in the workplace.

  • Enhances an employee’s ability to interpret and evaluate a wide variety of written material
  • Promotes research, critical thinking, and problem solving
  • Advances the development of clearly written material relevant to the intent
  • Enhances the use of appropriate language for an intended audience
  • Increases the competent, effective, and responsible use of information

There is no additional cost to receive this badge. The Fundamentals of Written Communications digital badge is earned by completion of general education core courses, which are already built into associate and bachelor degree programs. Florida’s 12 state universities and 28 state colleges will automatically award the badge upon completion of the required coursework. And because the badge will appear on your FASTER transcript, it will be accepted by all FL institutions if you choose to transfer.