Service-Learning Sections

This page is dedicated to showcasing how sections of General Studies Writing has partnered with various organizations.

In recent semesters, some GSW faculty have partnered with various organizations to promote writing situations outside of the classroom and involve specific audiences for the writing. The National Council of Teachers of English extend this idea in the 2004 position statement in the "NCTE Beliefs About the Teaching of Writing:"

Writing instruction must include ample in-class and out-of-class opportunities for writing and should include writing for a variety of purposes and audiences. Writing, though, should not be viewed as an activity that happens only within a classroom's walls. Teachers need to support students in the development of writing lives, habits, and preferences for life outside school.

To view the full position statement from the NCTE, visit their website.

  • GSW 1110 sections have partnered with the Putnam County Educational Service Center to create effective promotional brochures.
  • GSW 1110 sections have worked with the Wood County Humane Society to write the Bi-annual newsletter that is distributed to over 3,000 Community members.
  • GSW 1110 courses have partnered with BG Community Gardens and BGSU's Office of Sustainability & Dining Services to explore how their food choices affect health and wellness, culture awareness, local economies, communities, environment, and core values.
  • GSW 1100 and GSW 1110 have partnered with the local chapter of the Silent Witness Project and with Alicia’s Voice to act against domestic violence.