WRIT: GSW Journal of First-Year Writing is a dynamic venue that highlights innovative, risk-taking writing projects created for General Studies Writing (GSW) courses. The journal provides students across GSW 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 2, Issue 1 (2018)
Welcome to WRIT Issue 2.1! We are delighted to be able to share this, our third full issue of WRIT, just as we begin the new fall semester.
In this issue, you'll find nine articles written by GSW 1110 and 1120 students. While each piece is unique to its author, its course, and its assignment description, all nine projects demonstrate a strong, dedicated investment to understanding and bettering the communities in which we live. From discourse analyses, to researched projects, to essays on writing, we think there's a little something for everyone in this issue. As you read, we encourage you to reach out to authors whose work particularly interests you and congratulate them on their publication.
Much like its predecessors, Issue 2.1 showcases just a small sample of the excellent work from GSW students we've received for consideration. To date, we've received more than 200 submissions--far more than we ever could have anticipated. To all the writers who have submitted their work to WRIT: we applaud you. We want to express our deep gratitude to each of you for bravely sharing your writing for a public audience. Though we sadly could not accept all of the excellent writing we received for this issue, we wish every writer all the best as they continue on their writing journey.
Additionally, we want to thank you, our readers, for investing your time in WRIT. Sharing your work for publication--especially as a first year student--is no easy task. Thank you for reading these students' work. GSW faculty, thank you for supporting your students and encouraging them to share their work through WRIT. As anyone who writes knows, a good support system makes all the difference.
As we wrap up our tenure as editors of this journal, we also want to say thanks to the volunteer reviewers who read submissions and helped us determine what each issue would look like. You made the work easier, and much more fun.
We hope you enjoy Issue 2.1, and we look forward to reading many future issues of WRIT.
Are High School Students Really Prepared for College?
Heidi M. Wickli
Analysis of the Public's Perception on the Use of E-Cigarettes as an Alternative to Smoking
Richard F. Marquardt II
Miss Representación: An Analysis of Latino Feminism and Men
Isabel M. Velez
The Italians: Communicating in a Discourse Community