Instructor’s Manual for the Guide

All ENGL 1101 and 1102 classes at GSU use a digital textbook written by the LDS administrative team and provided through Top Hat. For 1101, the book is called “1101 Guide to First-Year Writing” and 1102 uses “1102 Guide to First-Year Writing.”

Here are some resources on accessing and using the Top Hat book:

GSU Top Hat Training Guide

Most questions are answered in this guide.

Top Hat Professor Accounts

Use this link to create a Top Hat Professor Account.

Assigning Content

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GSU Contact

For most questions related to the textbooks, email Ashley Shaw at

Top Hat Support

For Top Hat technical support, please call  +1 (888) 663-5491  or email (Monday – Friday | 9AM – 9PM EST).