General Studies Writing
See It. Hear It.
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