About the Program
The Writing Program was founded in 1977 to ensure that Northwestern undergraduates have ample opportunities to learn to write clearly and persuasively. Since then, we have offered courses at every level—from introductory to advanced—and have worked with faculty across the University to help their students become more effective writers. We believe that clear writing and clear thinking are integrally connected, and that the development of writing skills is a practical endeavor that offers intellectual and aesthetic rewards.
Writing Program courses are small and personal. Our faculty offer rigorous instruction in writing, but in a friendly, supportive setting.