General Studies Writing
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Statement on Supporting Diverse and Inclusive Learning Environments
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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