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.

Commonplace Book

This space archives our collection of materials worth reading…

This month, Michael Householder, Associate Director of SAGES, shares his thoughts on the “dents and scratches” that appear on all of our academic transcripts: Read on to see why that first “C” is not the end of the story.

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.

Writing Program Awards Ceremony Honors Excellence in Writing Instruction

The English Department, SAGES, and the Writing Program are pleased to recognize this year’s winners of teaching awards. The Jessica Melton Perry Award for Distinguished Teaching in Disciplinary & Professional Writing recognizes outstanding instruction in writing in professional fields and/or disciplines other than English. This year’s winners are Frank Ernst, the...