First-Year Writing

First-Year Writing

First-Year Writing

Our program includes a course in first-year writing (English 1050) and a course in developmental writing (English 1000)—both designed to provide students with important writing skills and competencies for college-level writing.  Explore our site to learn more about the courses, staff,and student support services.

Mission Statementwritingstudents

Course Information

Placement Guides and Procedures

Staff and Contact Information


The WMU Writing Center

First-Year Experience (FYE)

FYW Initiatives


Department of English
6th floor Sprau Tower
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331 USA
(269) 387-2572 | (269) 387-2562 Fax