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Welcome to the repository of first-year writing (FYW) courses! Choose the course you’re looking for in the courses’ drop-down menu and access all their lesson plans for a semester-long course along with all student’facing learning materials that go with the lesson. You may teach a course as it is or borrow specific materials, complete lessons, or entire units toward your own course! Resources for conducting small group and individual conferences are also available for professors who choose to include them throughout the essay drafting process.

To use this website, please¬† save the link of this faculty site as a shortcut in your bookmarks tab, read the lesson plan for a particular unit’s lesson, and open the student-facing learning materials linked to at the top of that lesson’s page in a new tab. Keep the faculty site and the corresponding student site open concurrently in separate tabs to be able to move back and forth easily between the faculty-oriented lesson instructions and student-oriented materials.

Current courses are designed for a 6 hour/week writing course with 15-20 English language learners. We are looking to add new courses regularly that we hope will reflect other languages and contexts. We are looking to collaborate and design new courses to reflect various approaches in the hope that this course repository can be a resource for faculty development in writing studies.

Acknowledgment: This website is available thanks to funding from the Baruch College Center for Teaching and Learning, the English Department, and the Student Academic Consulting Center. Further, we would like to thank course designers and writing fellows who have developed and updated content, and maintained the website. We also would like to thank Purdue University and The University of Toledo for inspiring materials on the site.