First-Year Writing Program
The First-Year Writing Program offers courses through which students comprehensively develop their writing. In these classes, students learn techniques of the writing process, from the earliest moments of invention to later phases such as editing and proofreading. Practicing a range of methods, students develop strategies to increase their verbal fluency and write for audience, including self as audience. Students study genre, develop rhetorical awareness, and learn the conventions of academic discourse essential for writing success in the academic community and the workplace.