The Rutgers University-Newark Writing Program offers required composition courses, advanced writing courses, and a Writing Minor to undergraduate students. The Writing Program engages students in an intellectually rich and academically rigorous culture, supporting students’ success at and beyond the University. Our faculty, which is comprised of full-time teaching professors and instructors, part-time lecturers, and teaching assistants, work losely with students, and our Writing Center offers students writing tutoring and workshops free of charge.
How You Will Learn
Writing Program courses focus on reading and writing as interconnected processes that are central to academic inquiry. Our curriculum fosters students’ ability to think critically, read closely, and write analytically, as faculty encourage students to engage ideas, language, and texts with intellectual curiosity. In all classes, readings provide the occasion for the writing experiences, and writing is viewed as a social, recursive, and transformative act. Students' work is considered a valuable resource that is shared in groups, in peer editing sessions, and in classroom activities. Class discussions, low-stakes exercises, and high-stakes writing assignments are used by faculty to support students in developing and refining their ability to analyze various types of text and to craft arguments which exhibit awareness of audience, purpose, and discourse expectations.