The Princeton Writing Program is dedicated to encouraging excellence in writing and the teaching of writing across the University through these core initiatives:
The Writing Seminars. Each year, the Writing Program offers over 100 Writing Seminars of 12 students each on a wide variety of topics, from gender and science to film noir, 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. Special conferences are available for students working on independent projects, research proposals, and oral presentations.
Writing in Science and Engineering. The Writing Program offers two graduate half-term courses—WRI 501, for international graduate students on reading and writing 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.