University Writing Program

Welcome to the University Writing Program (UWP), Bowling Green State University's first-year writing program. UWP was formerly called General Studies Writing (GSW) and GSW courses will continue through Spring Semester 2019.

UWP 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. Starting Fall 2019, our program's course offerings will change to WRIT 1010: Academic Writing Workshop, WRIT 1110: Seminar in Academic Writing, and WRIT 1120: Seminar in Research Writing.

Do you have questions about the University Writing Program? Do you 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

UWP Faculty Featuring Strong at CCCC 2019

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Several faculty in the University Writing Program, along with other colleagues in the English Department, will be presenting at this year's Conference on College Composition and Communication. This year's annual convention is held in Pittsburgh, PA, from March 13-16.

News and Stories

Join the UWP Team for Thursday Writing Hour

Join the UWP Team for Thursday Writing Hour

The writing program is starting a weekly feature this term. University Writing Program staff will host Thursday Writing Hour every Thursday from 10:45 to 11:30 am. Please feel free to drop by East Hall 215 with questions or simply to chat about writing. The writing program may also use this time, now and then, to hold special activities related to writing, teaching, and learning.

Writing Students Shine at Writing Showcase

Writing Students Shine at Writing Showcase

Each semester, the program hosts a Writing Showcase to celebrate student writing. The Showcase is a great opportunity to get presentation experience in a low-stakes environment. On May 3, the University Writing Program will host its 5th biannual Writing Showcase. READ MORE

Follow Bailey Poland's Teaching Blog

Follow Bailey Poland's Teaching Blog

Read along with teaching associate Bailey Poland as she blogs about her experience teaching writing.
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Dr. Neal Lerner Visits UWP

Dr. Neal Lerner Visits UWP

Dr. Neal Lerner, professor of English at Northeastern University in Boston, MA and co-author of The Meaningful Writing Project (2016), gave a presentation and workshop to UWP faculty, graduate student instructors, and guests on Friday, January 25. READ MORE