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. Daniel V. Bommarito, Director

Dr. Carlton reflects on gsw career

Carlton

Dr. Susan Carlton will retire at the conclusion of the Spring 2018 semester after 18 years of teaching for the General Studies Writing Program at BGSU.

Susan sat down with Kelly Moreland to talk about her accomplishments during her time at BGSU and what she's looking forward to in retirement. Click below to read the full interview.

Read the Interview

News and Stories

GSW Students Shine at Writing Showcase

GSW Students Shine at Writing Showcase

Each semester GSW hosts a Writing Showcase to celebrate student writing. The Showcase is a great opportunity to get presentation experience in a low-stakes environment. On April 20, 17 GSW students gave paper and poster presentations to faculty and peers.   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

Dr. Asao Inoue Visits GSW

Dr. Asao Inoue Visits GSW

Dr. Asao Inoue, the program chair for the 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication annual convention, gave a workshop and presentation to GSW faculty, graduate student instructors, and guests on Friday, Feb. 9.     READ MORE