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The Curry College Writing Program strives to empower student writers--personally, socially, and professionally. Because we know that writing is uniquely tied to identity, we ask students to reflect on what shaped them as writers and to think about the relationship between literacies and power. Because we know that rhetoric is essential to democracy, we teach students how to think critically, to make sound arguments, and to work honestly and compassionately.
Because we know how language works to oppress, we reject rhetoric that denigrates others and commit to counteracting and critiquing oppression to create a safer, more equitable, and more just college and world. Because we know that regular and individualized feedback leads to writing development, our classes are small with plenty of opportunities for students to work one-on-one with our award-winning faculty, and through our Writing Center we offer free writing consultations to all students, no matter where they are in the writing process.
In the first year, students choose their point of entry into the sequenced, two-course requirement: an optional course to prepare students to be successful in the required first semester course (Academic Writing Process), the course that includes an hour/wk writing studio (Reading Writing Research I PLUS), or without the studio (Reading Writing Research I).
The Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) program at Curry College coordinates the efforts of faculty across all disciplines to provide opportunities for student learning through writing. We offer one-time faculty development workshops, classroom visits, a comprehensive Faculty Writing Fellows program, teaching support, and more to maintain a culture of writing at Curry.
The Curry College Writing Center is dedicated to assisting Curry students at any level make their writing the best that it can be. From brainstorming, creating an outline or graphic organizer, or writing the first paragraph, to putting together a bibliography and completing final proofreading, our professional Writing Center specialists and trained Peer Writing fellows work with students at any stage of the writing process.
At Curry, students may also take a variety of Writing courses to fulfill requirements related to the General Education Program after taking the first year required courses.