WRIT: Journal of First-Year Writing is a dynamic venue that highlights innovative, risk-taking writing projects created for WRIT courses in the University Writing Program of BGSU. The journal provides students across WRIT courses an opportunity to share their work and, in so doing, brings attention to highlight academic writing as an intellectual and creative enterprise. WRIT is a celebration of academic writing broadly writ.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1 (2023)

Letter from the Editor

The papers in this issue represent student writing from both WRIT 1110 and 1120. From a literacy narrative to a discourse community analysis and research papers, these works show the breadth of writing present in the scope and sequence of the University Writing Program.

The winner of the 2021 Donna Nelson-Beene Research Writing Award is featured in this issue. Her research discusses how young adults can maintain healthy habits. We are pleased to publish her writing in this year's journal.

The WRIT editorial team thanks every student who submitted a manuscript. Additionally, UWP acknowledges that in accordance with the BGSU Institutional Review Board, the works including primary research are for educational purposes only. They are not systematic research studies. UWP administration and faculty value educating students about writing research and the requirements for research involving human subjects.

We hope you enjoy reading these papers and learning about the topics presented.



Amber Brandau


Charity Givens
Neil Baird
University Writing Program Director