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, and GSW 1120: Academic Writing.

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

Dr. Asao Inoue Visits GSW Program


Dr. Asao Inoue, the current chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, gave a workshop and presentation to GSW faculty, graduate student instructors, and guests on Friday, Feb. 9.

Attendees learned about Dr. Inoue's labor-based contract grading and antiracist approaches to writing assessment. Click below to learn more about the worshop and presentation and Dr. Inoue's important work in composition.

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News and Stories

Join Us at the Next GSW Brown Bag Workshop

Join Us at the Next GSW Brown Bag Workshop

GSW Teaching Associate Jon Brownlee and GSW Program Assistant Kristin LaFollette will give a workshop on "Given Words: Creative Writing, Collaboration, and Pedagogy" Wednesday, Feb. 21. Please join us as your schedule permits.   READ MORE

Follow Bailey Poland's GSW Teaching Blog

Follow Bailey Poland's GSW Teaching Blog

Read along with teaching associate Bailey Poland as she blogs about her experience instructing GSW 1110: Introduction to Academic Writing and GSW 1120: Academic Writing.   READ MORE

WRIT Publishes Second Issue

WRIT Publishes Second Issue

We are excited to announce the second publication of WRIT: GSW Journal of First Year Writing. WRIT features works that represent a range of genres, voices, and approaches. We encourage current GSW students to submit for the Spring 2018 issue to be published at the end of the semester.   READ MORE