Composition Program/First-year Writing
The first-year writing curriculum prepares you for dynamic environments. We expose you to a range of written, spoken, and visual forms of communication, both as audience and as author. Our courses lay the foundation for you to be a critical thinker, an active learner, and an effective communicator.
As part of the university's Curriculum for Liberal Education, first-year writing courses are taken by all Virginia Tech students. We want you to thrive in academic and professional environments, where you will engage with a variety of texts, including reading, analyzing, and writing. Our classes reflect the variety of modern writing and communication to prepare you for your work as a student, intern, and future professional.