General Studies Writing

Welcome to General Studies Writing (GSW), Bowling Green State University's first-year writing program.

GSW courses work in combination to provide students sustained, guided practice writing for a variety of academic audiences and purposes.

Our program consists of three dynamic courses on writing:

  • GSW 1100: Intensive Introduction to Academic Writing
  • GSW 1110: Introduction to Academic Writing
  • GSW 1120: Academic Writing

GSW faculty dedicate themselves to working closely with students, providing writers instructional support as they compose projects across multiple genres and modalities. We understand students who enter our courses are already writers. We also understand writing as an intellectual practice. As writers, we grow expertise--confidence and competence--by studying, creating, and revising text in conversation with other writers. GSW faculty invest in providing the writers with whom we work experiences that support continued writing development. Ongoing collaborations with the Learning Commons, STAC, and other campus partners allow GSW to provide students a range of learning opportunities--experiences that present writing as a dynamic means of understanding, connecting with, and affecting change in the many communities of which each of us is a member.

Have questions about General Studies Writing? Want to learn more about who we are and how we approach writing instruction? Please feel encouraged to contact us, or stop by 215 East Hall if you would like to learn more about our program.

Dr. Lee Nickoson, Director