The goal of the First-Year Writing Requirement is to prepare students to write in diverse academic contexts. As a broad preparation for the range of writing tasks students will encounter at the University of Michigan and beyond, FYWR courses emphasize evidenced, academic writing in a variety of genres and rhetorical situations. This course is foundational for students to master the kind of analysis and argumentation found in sophisticated academic writing.
The Sweetland Center for Writing approves the departmental curricular offerings that satisfy the LSA First-Year Writing Requirement (FYWR). FYWR courses must be reapproved every five years.
Please consult the material below and contact Naomi Silver if you would like additional support with your First-Year Writing Requirement course.
- Consultations and Workshops
- DSP Instructor Resources
- Fellows Seminar
- Freelance Writing Services
- Support for FYWR Courses
- Support for ULWR Courses
- Sweetland Library
- Teaching Multilingual Learners
- Teaching Resources
- Thurnau Professors on the Importance of Writing
- Writing Prizes - Nominate Students
- Writing Support for Your Students