The Writing Program offers courses and resources that serve students throughout the university. For undergraduates, we offer a sequence of composition courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels: English 105, 205, and 305. All of these are small seminars taught by experienced writing faculty and limited to 15 or 16 students so that instructors can comment extensively on students’ papers and meet regularly with students in individual or small group conferences.
In addition, Writing Program faculty teach many first-year seminars (English 105-6) in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the required communication course (English 282)—"Writing and Speaking in Business"—for the Business Institutions Minor in the Harvey Kapnick Center for Business Institutions. Writing Program faculty also teach the foundational communication course, English 106, in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (co-taught in conjunction with Design 106 and known more commonly as Design Thinking and Communication).
The Writing Program also operates the Writing Place, a center open to all Northwestern students that provides free composition tutoring and consultation; hosts NuWrite, a collection of resources shared by various NU faculty; and guides people to other writing resources.
Please browse our site for course descriptions, information about our faculty, and advice about writing and about writing requirements for undergraduates at Northwestern. Or come to see us at 555 Clark St. (corner of Clark St. and Chicago Ave.).Back to top