First Year Composition Program: Publications

Student Publications

Contemporary Voices

Contemporary Voices

In 1986 the first edition of CV honored the memory of Mae Thomas, English faculty member and CHANCE administrator, by showcasing the work of NIU's developmental writers. CV is read by all first-year students enrolled in English 102 and 103P and is revised annually to include the writing of each year's Mae Thomas Award winners .
Y1 Writes


Y1 Writes highlights student essays from Northern Illinois University's First-Year Composition classes, showcasing a variety of writing genres and styles. Y1 Writes: A Collection of Student Essays offers students a chance to publish their work and serves as a sourcebook of ideas and examples for instructors.