Dear FYS Students
I am so proud to see you grow as writers this semester. This growth is demonstrated not only by the words you place on the page but the thoughts that form through, in, and out of those words. I hope you are coming to see that reflection and wonder are as much (may be more) an essential part of writing as revision and writing. Yes, careful crafting of language is important to writers but so is thinking and feeling and sharing. I hope you are coming to believe that spending time just thinking about an idea and sharing your thoughts in written form can help your ideas grow and take shape in exciting and interesting ways.