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Writing Programs

ASU Writing Programs serves more than 10,000 students annually. Our writing takes place in myriad spaces, including in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses. Writing Programs’ outcomes focus on student individuation, and writing classes are small, promoting individual feedback and fostering community building. We attempt to utilize students' pre-existing literacies to aid development of their critical reading, thinking, and writing skills. ASU Writing Programs also functions as a site of inquiry and research.

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Each year, Writing Programs at ASU selects a book as a "common read." The chosen work may be adopted as an additional textbook by composition classes during that year. The goal of the program at ASU is to encourage first-year students to write about pressing social problems that are relevant to ASU’s mission as a public enterprise. By learning to write about such problems as a community, we increase the probability of finding solutions to them.

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TomorrowTalks place thought leaders of today in conversation with the changemakers of tomorrow: our students. Each distinguished speaker explains how they use writing to address our most pressing challenges.