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

Book cover of Gordon Mantler's The Multiracial Promise on the left-it is blue and shows people during a March with Harold Washington centered and the cover of Caroline Smith's  Season to Taste on the right which shows a green and yellow kitchen space with large pots and vegetables and a woman on the left side in sepia tones drinking from a tasting spoon.

UWP Professors’ Books Out This Spring

Professors Gordon K. Mantler and Caroline J. Smith published their latest books this spring.

Cayo Gamber lectures under a power point projection at Yad Vashem.

Gamber leads workshop at Yad Vashem

At invitation of Yad Vashem, Professor Cayo Gamber presented a workshop devoted to interrogating the ethics of engaging with interactive Holocaust-survivor AIs.

UWP 2022 Research Highlights

Despite the lingering impact of the covid pandemic, UWP had another productive research year in writing studies and other disciplines.

Owen Clements, Bell Clement, Izy Carney, Gordon Mantler, and Phyllis Ryder at the October JCC ceremony.

Julian Clement Chase Ceremony Highlights DC History: Environmental Justice and FBI Surveillance

DC Political Analyst Tom Sherwood and GW Alum Izy Carney were the featured speakers at the 7th annual Julian Clement Chase Award Ceremony on Thursday Oct 13.


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