The Princeton Writing Program teaches critical thinking, reading, and writing, with particular emphasis on the techniques of academic inquiry and argument across the disciplines. Its four core initiatives are:
The Writing Seminars. Each year, the Princeton Writing Program offers over 100 Writing Seminars of 12 students each on a wide variety of topics, from mythic traditions to immigration policy, environmental ethics, and consumer culture. Writing Seminars provide intensive instruction in college-level inquiry and argument, and introduce students to library research methods.
The Writing Center. The Writing Center offers all Princeton undergraduate and graduate students free one-on-one conferences with experienced fellow writers trained to consult on assignments and projects in any discipline. Students are welcome at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming ideas and developing an argument to revising a draft.
Writing in Science and Engineering. The Writing Program offers two graduate half-term courses—WRI 501, for early graduate students on reading and writing about the scientific literature, and WRI 502, for advanced graduate students in the early stages of drafting a research article for publication.
Writing Across the University. The Writing Program offers consultations with faculty and graduate student instructors, resources for writers and teachers of writing, and programs in support of academic writing including dissertation boot camps.