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Submissions

We invite you to submit an exemplary essay that you wrote for a WR course or equivalent to WR, our annual e-journal of outstanding student essays. Writing instructors on the journal’s editorial board will review the anonymous essays and select 8–12 to publish each academic year. All submitted essays will also be eligible to win one of three or four Prize Essay Awards ($75 Barnes and Noble gift cards). Essays selected for publication will be copyedited, and the staff may request the author to make some revisions.

We are looking for essays that are ambitious and scholarly,  include a strong argument with supporting evidence, and present compelling ideas in a compelling fashion to a broad readership. Essays should also demonstrate excellent grammar, punctuation, diction, and structure.  Prize-winning essays will be distinguished by an especially clear sense of purpose and by rhetorically accomplished style. All disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome, as well as all genres, from explications to scientific reports to research papers.

We welcome essays from all WR levels including WR 097 and WR 098. The essays will be judged in comparison with other essays from the same WR class level.

Please visit our Submission Form page for more information about how to submit an essay and our FAQ page for answers to common questions.

Book a Tutoring Appointment

Tutors are available for all CAS WR classes. Appointments can be booked online.

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Fall 2015 Graduate Writing Fellowships

The Writing Program is now accepting applications for Fall 2015 Graduate Writing Fellowships.

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Spring Catalog

The Spring 2015 Writing Program catalog is now available.
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