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Writing Studies Program | Overview


Fax: 202-885-2938
Battelle Tompkins, Room 237

Burgtorf, Michael R
Sr. Administrative Assistant

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8047
American University Students

Welcome to the online version of American University's Writing Studies Program. The real program exists in the hundreds of hours our faculty and students spend reading, thinking, researching, writing, and responding to each other's writing. The real program exists in a student's discovery of an interesting question worth researching and writing about; in a faculty member's rich creation of a curriculum that spans disciplines; in the hearts and minds of all who discover, through writing and teaching of writing, the vast powers of individual creation.

Here you will get information about our curriculum, which emphasizes researched persuasive writing; information about our faculty and their courses (all theme-based and individually designed); information about our Writer as Witness Colloquium; and information about other on-line resources for writers. Browse, learn, enjoy. Whether you're a student, a colleague, or a curious parent, we welcome you to our program.

John Hyman
Director, Writing Studies Program

Please see also:

Writing Center (tutoring)

University Writing Requirement

Writing Proficiency Exam

Writer as Witness 2017

Featuring Jeff Chang's We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation in D.C. on September 6 — and the annual Student Essay Competition.

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Atrium: Student Writing

Atrium: Student Writing

Collection celebrates student writing and provide models for future students: subjects range from explorations of culture to accounts of overcoming personal obstacles to scholarly articles. Celebrate with us.

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