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First-Year Writing Resources: Home

A guide for First Years to print and online resources for starting your research.

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.



Key Resources

Collection of Resources that may be helpful during the writing process

First Year Experience / Undergraduate Engagement Librarian

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Evie Cordell

270 Snell Library