First-Year Writing

The mission of the First-Year Writing (FYW) Program at the University of Central Arkansas is to provide students with a foundation for written communication that they will employ in their college careers, their professional lives, and their communities. Created with nationally-approved outcomes for first-year writing in mind, our program is designed to introduce students to the writing process and knowledge and skills that foster critical thinking, academic research, and intellectual curiosity. The First-Year Writing program fully supports the university’s mission of promoting “the intellectual, professional, social, and personal development of its students through innovations in learning, scholarship, and creative endeavors.” FYW is committed to intellectual inquiry, academic vitality, integrity, and diversity.