Writing Program Mission

The Writing Program of the Department of English consists of the First-Year Writing Sequence and the Writing Concentration in the English major. It supports and works in tandem with the University's Information Literacy (IL) and Writing in the Discipline (WID) Programs.

The mission of the Writing Program is twofold: to teach students to use writing to learn -- to consider, question, and communicate ideas -- and to help them develop a repertoire of writing behaviors, strategies, and voices that will enable them to communicate effectively when engaging a variety of audiences, contexts, and purposes. Through guided and intensive writing practice, students will improve their critical writing, reading, and thinking skills to enhance their successes as university students in courses across the curriculum and as lifelong writers and learners.