First-Year Writing Program

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Contact:  Interim Director of First-Year Writing Dr. Jolivette Mecenas (jmecena@calstatela.edu; King Hall 5104)

The English Department is committed to improving student writing, both for majors and non-majors. Our First-Year Writing Program offers courses in college writing, argumentative writing and critical thinking, technical writing, and professional and business writing. In addition, English Department faculty contribute expertise to the university's Writing Proficiency Exam, help prepare faculty in other disciplines to teach writing, and offer courses in essay writing, writing studies, and writing pedagogy at both the undergraduate and graduate level.