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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.

Joseph Jones, PhD
Director of First-Year Writing
(901) 678-1164
jgjones@memphis.edu

Rhonda R. Powers
Assistant Director of First-Year Writing
(901) 678-5598
rrpowers@memphis.edu

Hannah Patterson
Graduate Assistant for First-Year Writing
hmpttrsn@memphis.edu

English 1010

English 1020

The Collaborative Academic Professionalization (CAP) Program

Resources

English Undergraduate Advisor

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