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Northeastern First-Year Writing Program and Snell Library
Welcome to Northeastern Library.
The First-Year Writing Program is an integral part of Northeastern's Writing Program. The courses emphasize active learning; they are process-orientated and workshop based. You will develop your critical thinking and writing skills by engaging with a variety of readings, exploring different genres of writing, drafting your own writing projects giving and receiving feedback and revising.
Snell Library is here to support you as you become a part of Northeastern's writing community. The library can support you in developing research strategies, finding sources for your projects, helping you access online materials, showing you how to access library material through our Interlibrary Library system, and citation management.
First-Year Writing Program
Students go through a process of Guided Self-Placement to choose the setting that best suits their goals and learning style. You can learn more about our course offerings and Guided Self-Placement here.
First-Year Writing (FYW) courses are process-oriented and workshop-based. This means you can expect to write several drafts of your projects, to reflect on your writing as it develops, and to receive feedback both from peers and your instructors.
Learn more about the courses by reading:
All students enrolled in a FYW course will need to complete the Guided Self-Placement process which involves a brief writing assignment due on the first day of class.
Collection of Resources that may be helpful during the writing process
Ask A Librarian
Need help with your research stop by the Research Help Desk in the Library. Check the library's website for hours.
Need help with your research use the Ask 24/7 link. This is a 24/7 chat service.
Northeastern Library has subject specialist librarians. Subject specialists are librarians who work with certain programs and departments at Northeastern University.
Need help with your writing. Scheduling an appointment with the Writing Center in Holmes Hall or stop by the walk-in location in Snell Library. Check the Writing Center website for their hours.
International Tutoring Center
The International Tutoring Center located in Snell Library provides English language and academic support to international and non-native English speaking students. Tutors at the center can help with writing, including planning, organization, grammar, and citations.
Research Subject Guides
The library has created Research Subject Guides that contains specialized content for a variety of subjects including subject-specific databases, journals, and other resources.
First Year Experience / Undergraduate Engagement Librarian