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WRT 150: A Guide to First-Year Writing at Grand Valley State University

Identifier: GV086-03

Scope and Contents

Series contains Grand Valley State University Writing Department's text book, colloquially known as the "Green Book," for its first-year writing program. WRT 150: A Guide to First Year Writing at Grand Valley State University includes an introduction to the program, syllabus guidelines, process and portfolio development information, and portfolio examples. Series includes the publication dating from 2002-2017. In 2017 the publication dropped the "WRT 150" from its title.


  • 2002 - 2018


Access to the Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.

Administrative History

The Department of Writing is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Its mission is "to develop in students the ability to write well in a variety of contexts and to promote good writing and good writing pedagogy in our academic and non-academic communities." In addition to a writing major and minor, the department coordinates the First-Year Writing Program, required for all undergraduates at Grand Valley. The Writing Department advises for the student publications fishladder and InWriting and organizes the annual Poetry Night event during the Fall Arts Celebration.


1 Linear feet (3 boxes)

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Writing Department. WRT 150: A Guide to Writing at Grand Valley State University
Annie Benefiel
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Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States