First Year Writing

The purpose of first year writing courses (UW1020) is to strengthen every GW student’s ability to write clearly and effectively at the university and in other arenas, and to emphasize the importance of strong writing for success in all academic, public, and professional enterprises that require critical thought and communication.

Learn about the credit requirements for First Year Writing classes, and read more about UW1020 course goals and objectives in the First Year Writing Template.

If you believe you qualify for an exemption to the First Year Writing requirement, please read our exemption requirements.