Freshman Writing Program

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Word is the Department of English’s annual newsletter. It features articles and updates by undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, and faculty members.

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UNO's FWP prepares students to succeed in their academic coursework, communicate more effectively, and engage successfully with an increasingly text-heavy world. We teach writing as a process of inquiry: writing is not only a way to express what we already know, but a way to learn.

Freshman Writing Program

We offer a two-semester sequence of courses, ENGL 1157 and ENGL 1158. Clearly defined outcomes and our Writing as Inquiry Identity guide our instruction. Our pedagogy fosters the development of cognitive strategies, called "habits of mind," that are essential to success in college.

Students who complete our program are not only better writers but also better students.

11-12th Graders: Check Out a Class!

Are you interested to see what college is really like? Sit in on a Freshman Writing Class.

Anytime you wish! E-mail us!


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The English Department is publishing a new magazine — and we need your help!

Submit articles of interest and queries for cover stories to