Writing Studies

Writing StudiesThe writing program has developed a curriculum that teaches undergraduates how to develop their skills as both reader and writer. This is achieved by studying the work of peers alongside the work of published authors, so that the development of critical reading skills will in turn foster writing ability—the foundation of a true liberal arts education. At the most basic level, students will learn to distinguish a compelling interpretation from an insubstantial one, how to support an argument with strong and nuanced evidence, and how to articulate a position beyond the terms of a reading assignment.