Fresh Writing is a journal of exemplary essays produced by students in their first year of study at the University of Notre Dame. The publication serves as a model for students enrolled in first-year Writing & Rhetoric courses (or other first-year courses that are writing intensive), as well as an archive to showcase student-produced work. Essays are chosen for their engaging prose and the extent to which they successfully execute the conventions of writing genres students may encounter in other academic, civic, or professional contexts.