First Year Writing

The First-Year Writing Program

The goal of the First-Year Writing Program is to help students recognize the relations among language, knowledge, and meaning.

The First-Year Writing Program at the University of Memphis is a two-course sequence that emphasizes the analytical and research strategies that encourage students to become thoughtful readers and effective writers who understand how writers make meaning through language. English 1010 introduces students to writing as a subject of study and explores the choices writers make to shape messages for particular audiences. English 1020 further enhances the skills of assessing audience, purpose, and structures that allow students to construct arguments and compose effective researched essays.

Contact Us:

email iconDirector
Katherine Fredlund, PhD | kfrdlund@memphis.edu | PT 405
email iconAssistant Director
Nina Myers, MA | cnmyers@memphis.edu | PT 322


More information about the First-Year Writing Program:

Instructor Resources
Resources for Students