Small Writing Groups

After writing a draft of each of the 3 major essays, you will meet in Small Writing Groups (SWG) in order to give and receive feedback. Your SWG will include a couple students from your FYS section, your FYS professor, and likely a writing center consultant.

Please do your part to make SWG conversations energetic, generative, and productive. The more you put into your SWG participation (e.g., reading peers’ drafts carefully and commenting thoughtfully, coming to SWG prepared with questions and comments, speaking up frequently during your SWG session), the more you will get out of SWG.


  1. Drafts of essays are due to the shared Google Drive folder at least 24 hours before your SWG (e.g., if you’re in the 1:30 pm group and meet on Wednesday, your draft is due by 1:30 pm on Tuesday).
  2. You must carefully read all of your SWG group mates’ papers and provide detailed, specific commentary in the peer response sheet, which will also be included in the shared Google Drive folder.
  3. You must come to your SWG ready to ask questions and have conversations about the assignment and to provide your group mates with feedback that will help them revise their essay.

SWG groups and times:


  • Kailey
  • Sam
  • Jason


  • Yulou
  • TJ
  • Scout
  • Collin


  • Taryn
  • David
  • Cubaka
  • Spencer


  • Hunter
  • Kris
  • Enas