for students from all backgrounds and disciplines.


Who We Are


GW’s University Writing Program (UWP) aims to strengthen every GW student's ability to write clearly and effectively, preparing them for excellence in their academic and professional careers. First Year Writing courses and Writing in the Disciplines courses approach writing through a variety of topics to engage students across their academic careers at GW.

Certified as a program of excellence by the Conference on College Composition and Communication, UWP emphasizes the importance of writing in all academic, public and professional enterprises that require critical thinking and communication. The program also houses the GW Writing Center, offering year-round writing support to all GW undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.

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What We Offer


"My UW 1020 professor threw students right into the thick of things with great readings and daily philosophical conversations that struck at the heart of what it would mean if we met the fullest potential of our individual writing abilities."

Oghene Oyiborhoro
BA ‘09, History
Professor and Author

Oghene Oyiborhoro

University Writing by the Numbers

Writing Program News

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The Future of Foreign Languages: Interpretation, Translation, and Language Learning in the Age of A.I.

Featuring: J.M. Paiz, GWU English for Academic Purposes Program and UWP Special Topic faculty! Join us for a lively discussion of the many ways that A.I. is changing the way we think about languages. This event is part of the GW University Seminar Series on A.I. and the Humanities.

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How Stress Affects Black Women and Tips for How to Manage

Dr. Jameta Nicole Barlow , director of undergraduate studies and assistant professor of writing, health policy, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, quoted in Healthline article.

Arthur Wheelock speaking with students in Professor Pollack's UW1020: Dutch Art at The National Gallery of Art

A Weekday with Wheelock

UW1020 Students meet Arthur Wheelock at The National Gallery of Art on December 1st, 2023.

Michelle Kelsey-Mitchell, an adjunct in the Milken Institute SPH, worked on her dissertation during the retreat. (William Atkins/GW Today)

Faculty Writing Retreat Centers Passion, Practicality

The three-day retreat on the Mount Vernon Campus gave faculty a chance to focus on writing before the start of the spring semester.


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