Seeing and Writing the World
In support of the Educational Opportunity Program and multi-language learners, First-Year Writing offers WRIT 110: Seeing and Writing the World, a course designed to help students bridge the gap between high school and college.
Drawing from theories informed by the latest research in academic literacy, WRIT 110 aims to teach students not a set of rote competencies, but a form of educational and cultural awareness. To encourage a shift in perspective, WRIT 110 seeks to instill in students the understanding that personal experience and cultural knowledge are not just credible, but worthy of scholarly exploration. To this end, students examine the difference between seeing— that is, understanding or perceiving experience—and writing—the method we employ to convey that
For more information, see the WRIT 110 syllabus, or contact Kelly Kinney, Director,
Writing Initiative and First-Year Writing, and WRIT 110 co-creators Kristi Murray Costello, Associate Director of First-Year Writing, and Paul Shovlin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing.