Writing – defined broadly to include oral, visual, digital, and inscriptional modes of communication – is essential to all academic and civic endeavors. Writing enables scholarly exchange of ideas; it facilitates civic and professional participation; it inspires creativity and innovation; it transforms students into leaders, activists, inventors, artists, teachers, and citizens of the world.

The CWRU Writing Program’s mission is to ensure that all students develop sophisticated communicative strategies through understanding their own writing processes; assessing the contexts and audiences for their ideas; and articulating their messages clearly, passionately, and persuasively.

Celebration of Student Writing & Research 2019 Winners

The Fall 2019 Celebration of Student Writing and Research was our largest ever with 25 SAGES classes and 314 SAGES students participating. Judges from across campus reviewed projects and talked to students. You can read more about the event in the CSWR Newsletter (12/10/19). Here are the winners:

Commonplace Book

This space archives our collection of materials worth reading…

This month, Martha Schaffer, Associate Director of Composition, shares thoughts on new beginnings in “Getting into the Mindset of a New Semester.”

Our Values

The Writing Program is committed to creating inclusive classrooms where students and faculty are challenged to encounter differences (of background, of experience, of perspective, of intellectual commitments) and to respond by engaging respectfully and thoroughly.  We aim to create “brave” spaces, where complex topics and concepts are explored using...

Spotlight: CSWR

Calling all SAGES First and University Seminar students! The Fall 2019 Celebration of Student Writing and Research is December 6, 2019 (12:45-2:45, Tinkham Veale University Center).  Mark your calendar for this exciting event.  Present your work, support your peers, preview Capstone research presentations.