Debby Ellis Writing Center

Incorporating Writing In FYS

In First Year Seminar courses at Southwestern, students are both writing to learn and learning to write at a college level. This site, featuring materials developed by FYS faculty and Mellon Writing Fellows, offers concrete suggestions for ways to incorporate writing into your FYS course.

You may want to begin by checking out few key questions to consider as you plan your class.

Each of the links below offers suggestions for ways you might use writing to work toward the five learning goals of FYS.

Please click through to read about:

And our FYS Sample Writing Calendar provides a model of in-class and at-home writing assignments as they might be sequenced over the eight weeks of FYS. 



Next: Key Questions to Consider


Last updated by Julia Delacroix 8/1/14

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