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for students from all backgrounds and disciplines.


Who We Are


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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


Oghene Oyiborhoro

Oghene Oyiborhoro

BA ‘09, History
Professor and Author

"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."


University Writing by the Numbers


Writing Program News

UW Students Win Eckles Prize

University Writing students swept the Eckles Prizes this year. The winners are:


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Upcoming: 2021 Conference on Community Writing

In partnership with the Coalition for Community Writing and the Honey W.

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GW Debate Participates in DC Statehood Debate

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, George Washington University and Gallaudet's University Debate teams participated in the first ever bilingual debate conducted in English and American Sign Languag

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Writing Conference Features Alumni Roundtables

The UWP's spring University Writing and Research Conference spotlighted the work of over 20 former UW students as they presented research conducted in their fall 2020 UW1020 classes.

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