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, Paul Shovlin, WRIT 110 co-creator and Director of the Writing Center, or Sean Fenty, Associate Director of First-Year Writing.