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About Us

Welcome to the First-Year Writing Program at the University of Connecticut. Our program consists of seminars in academic writing that are designed to emphasize interdisciplinary writing, critical thinking, and critical literacies. Our courses are not meant to communicate a particular set of facts to students, but instead help students learn to practice and engage in academic discourse.

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  • FYW = FE

    Our Program, known for so long as the Freshman English Program, is transitioning over to its new name, The First-Year Writing Program. Although the courses and our support will remain the same, we will be using FYW as our acronym. Continued »
  • Summer Hours

    Note that though we will continue to schedule, process waivers, and perform other administrative tasks, the First-Year Writing office will operate on limited hours this summer. We will still be checking voicemail, but contacting us by e-mail at  will... Continued »
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