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First-Year Writing

The First-Year Writing (FYW) Program in the Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University exists to give first-year students a foundation for communicating successfully in school, at work, and throughout their communities. We accomplish this by introducing students in ENGL 1101 and 1102 to the complex writing, reading, critical thinking, and research tasks they will encounter throughout the rest of their academic and professional careers. By doing so, we fully support the university’s mission to promote student growth and life success.

As part of the only freestanding writing department in Georgia, FYW distinguishes itself by combining the production and sharing of robust scholarship in teaching and learning with a deep commitment to interactive, student-centered teaching. Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni use their diverse strengths to advance our core values: integrity, excellence, and individual responsibility for academic achievement.

If you have questions regarding ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102, please contact Dr. Kathy Albertson (Statesboro First-Year Writing Coordinator) or Dr. Annie Mendenhall (Armstrong and Liberty First-Year Writing Coordinator). Dr. Russell Willerton is chair of the department.

Last updated: 8/13/2019