Department of English

Welcome to the First-Year Writing Program at UTPA

We're a large group of writing and reading teachers working with over 1800 students each semester. We're invested in student-centered classes where students engage in discussions and inquiry about learning, writing, and a variety of contemporary issues. In our classes, we challenge you to read more, write more, and become a more self-sustaining learner in your college work. We want to give you opportunities to develop writing and reading strategies in feedback-rich environments, helping you recognize and work on your strengths, weaknesses, and potentials as writers worth listening to.


For more information, visit the Writing Program at ccharlton.wix.com/thewp

1201 W. University Drive Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
956/665-UTPA  1-866-441-UTPA
UTPA Bronc