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First Year Writing: Home

This guide is aimed at students in FYW 150, FYW 115, and FYW 110. It was created as an introduction to conducting research at the university level.

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Welcome to First Year Writing at USD

This guide is designed to help get you started on your research projects at USD, specifically in First Year Writing. Use the tabs above to navigate to the different sections of the guide. Click here for the Copley Library home page.

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Coordinator of Instruction and Undergraduate Learning

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Hugh Burkhart
Copley Library - CL 231
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Please contact me if you need assistance with finding information or getting help researching for your projects.

For remote consultations and instruction sessions via Zoom, please email