First-Year Academics

Writing Courses

General Studies students take two writing courses: ENGW1110 (Introductory First-Year Writing) in the fall and ENGW1111 (First-Year Writing) in the spring.

Students will have the same English faculty instructor in the fall and spring, providing excellent opportunities for connection and growth.

Each section will be assigned at least one Peer Tutor, identified by the instructor, to aid students both in the class and in one-on-one tutoring to develop their ideas and writing skills. These students excelled in the class during their first year and know each instructor’s expectations and teaching style.

Incoming students who bring in AP, IB, or college transfer credit for one of the courses (most often ENGW1111) will have their schedules adjusted accordingly.

Norma Rosin Achievement in Writing Award

Norma Rosin was a dedicated and much loved advisor and teacher in the General Studies Program for over 30 years. She was deeply committed to teaching students the importance and power of good writing. This award was created in her memory.

Each spring, students are invited to submit a writing project for consideration from their ENGW 1110 or 1111 portfolio that received a grade of A or A-. Entries are judged by a committee made up of General Studies Program staff and faculty. Those students whose projects are selected receive a prize and Certificate of Recognition at the GSP Achievement Lunch held each spring semester.