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First-Year Writing @ SVSU

Welcome to First-Year Writing @ SVSU 

We have developed our English 080 and English 111 courses into a comprehensive First-Year Writing Program with common objectives, practices, methodologies, textbooks, analytic grading rubrics (95kB), plagiarism standards, and program assessment procedures. Our program also sponsors the Robert S.P. Yien First-Year Writing Awards and assists in publishing a journal of the winning essays.

Most entering freshman are placed into English 111: Composition I. Students are placed in English 080: Writing Skills if they have received a score of 15 or below on the English portion of the ACT, or they are placed in the class based on the results of a writing sample administered by the Office of Academic Advising. Students can place out of English 080 in two ways: 1.) Via an in-class writing sample administered the first class period 2.) Successful completion of English 080 with a grade of “pass.”

 

Dr. Sherrin Frances, First Year Writing Coordinator

Dr. Sherrin Frances, First Year Writing Coordinator

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