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First Year Writing

Welcome to the First Year Writing program. As part of the LAS Core, all students are required to take English Writing and Rhetoric I and II, courses which help students develop their writing skills in expressive, informative, and argumentative writing. These courses also nurture skills in research, revising, drafting, and editing. Follow our links to find course descriptions and more about how our courses are taught.

Instructors: resources for you are located in the First-Year Writing Handbook.

The English Department is located in suite 300, 3rd floor, 33 E. Congress. The department may be reached at 312-344-8100 or 8101. Questions about the First Year Writing program may be directed to Pegeen Reichert Powell, the Director of First Year Writing, or to Jennie Fauls, the Assistant Director of First Year Writing.