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.

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 critical and creative thinking and where people are respected. Read more about Our Values.

SAGES Essay Prize Winners Announced

SAGES and the Writing Program are delighted to announce that the following four writers have been selected from among more than forty nominations across more than 100 seminars to receive the prize for the academic year 2019-2020: Giuliana Conte for “Alphabet Soup: Why Making STEM into STREAM Will Not Fix...

Writing Program Supports #ScholarStrike

We support #ScholarStrike, a national effort by academics to focus attention on police violence, mass incarceration, and other manifestations of racism - especially against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.  On Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9, 2020, we encourage all members of the CWRU community to reflect...

WRC Schedule

The WRC will close for the winter break on Friday, December 11. We will reopen with limited hours on Monday, January 11 for the January session, and we will resume our full schedule in early February. We wish everyone a safe holiday season!  To schedule a consultation, please go to the WRC Schedule and make an appointment.

Student Writing Awards Announced

The SAGES First and University Seminar Essay Prizes recognize the best writing that students produce in their First and University Seminars. These essays are chosen from those nominated by SAGES seminar leaders each semester. The First Seminar Awards are judged in January and recognized at the Celebration of Student Writing...