First-Year Writing

First-Year Writing Annual Reports


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First-Year Writing Program
Dickson Hall 120

Director: Jessica Restaino
Associate Director: Jennifer Holly-Wells
Assistant Director: Bonnie Dowd
First-Year Writing Faculty
Secretary: Phyllis Brooks

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Writing satisfies a deeply human need for expression and communication, and also for problem-solving, as anyone who has used writing to reflect on a vexing personal or professional problem knows. Writing is an activity more than a skill, one that nourishes and enriches educated people for the rest of their lives. The First-Year Writing Program presents a range of courses and opportunities to engage, showcase, and support the writing development of the members of our academic community. The First-Year Writing Program at Montclair State University is a National Award-winning program that provides undergraduate students with coursework required to fulfill the University General Education Communication requirements in Writing and Reading. These courses introduce students to the academic discourse of the university community and include: Introduction to Writing (WRIT100), College Writing I (WRIT105), and College Writing II (WRIT106). Further, students and faculty have many opportunities to experience Live Lit, readings by creative writers and performers of all genres. We welcome students, faculty and community members to browse this site for resources and opportunities in support of writing and the teaching of writing and to also visit the First-Year Writing Progam Blog for community discussion of all things writing. 

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